According to recent statistics, a child dies every 15 seconds from water-borne disease, mainly due to substandard methods of sewage treatment and poor hygiene in addition to poor and contaminated water supply that causes diseases, such as cholera and infant diarrhea, which kill an estimated 5 million people throughout the world per year.
Thus, we strive to ensure that each criteria is applied diligently through the determined efforts of WFDP which led to the increase of accessibility to safe water and basic sanitation by 50% in remote areas in member states.
In addition, more than half of the African villages’ population suffer from water-related diseases as young children, mostly girls, are forced to walk long distances in order to access clean water from communal wells which has a negative impact on the community as it denies children, particularly young girls, their right to education and healthy life.
Therefore, WFDP is bent on working with various governments to help them access to advanced technology, health and education, as well as ensuring that households have access to water and basic sanitation. In this context, the WFDP believes that educators play a significant part in instilling knowledge and raising awareness of the importance of health and hygiene among young people.