Pakistan SItuation
 

Disease

  • Pakistan has 3.7% of the world's children aged 0-5, but accounts for 11% of the under 5 mortality owing to diarrhea and dysentery. The huge disease burden is related to poor sanitation and hygiene practices in the country.
 

•  Disease-laden filth from streets, drains, and ponds enters the food chain through many ways-irrigation of garden crops by contaminated sewage water, air-borne dust, cross contamination of water mains because of leakages and broken pipes. Children frequently pick up diseases playing in the dirt of the streets.

 

Practices

 

•  Defecation in the open is the norm in the rural areas of the country. Only 30 40% of rural dwellings have internal latrines. There has been no significant improvement in rural coverage over the last decade.