Water resources are related
to health and education
of women and girls in Africa

The poor access to water supply is a prevalent issue
in over 850 million people worldwide. Since 1990,
2.6 billion people have gained access to improved
drinking water and today, 91% of the world’s population
drink clean water. Data showes that improved water source
is linked to health and education for women and girls
in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Fewer women die
in childbirth

The maternal mortality rate has decreased over
the last ten years, while the improved water source
has increased. Therefore it is more likely that the
mother will survive in a childbirth.

Babies have a higher
chance of growing up

With the improved water source increasing
in the timespan of ten years, the infant mortality
rate goes down. This means that there are fewer
babies under the age of one that dies.

The number of babies
born is decreasing

Data shows that while the improved water source
increases, the fertility rate is actually decreasing.
A woman is now more likely to have fewer children,
than before.

More girls get to
complete primary school

With the improved water source increasing, it is also
shown that chances are bigger that girls in the
Sub-Saharan Africa will complete the primary school,
and not drop out.

Things are getting better

While it is not directly obvious, the increased access
to improved drinking water supply has significantly
contributed to the progress of humanitarian situation
in Sub-Saharan Africa. Issues like infant and maternal
mortality as well as education of girls are being solved.
Let's have more patience.