poor sanitation

Kurdistan's Dirty Water Arouses Fears of Cholera Epidemic

Article: Kurdistan's Dirty Water Arouses Fears of Cholera Epidemic

By Azeez Mahmood SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan, Iraq, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – A rash of patients hospitalized with diarrhea and vomiting in northern Iraq has raised fears of a cholera outbreak across the region. In April, the main hospital in Sulaimaniyah received an average of 25 patients per day with such symptoms – which are very…

Lack of Political Will Impedes Sanitation Improvements

Article: Lack of Political Will Impedes Sanitation Improvements

NEW YORK, New York, March 23, 2008 (ENS) – A lack of political will remains the greatest obstacle to efforts to reduce the number of people without access to basic sanitation and clean, running water, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday in a message to mark World Water Day. This year, World Water Day coincides…