The Importance Of Drinking Water In The Third World

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While those living in more developed nations simply have to turn the faucet handles when they want drinking water or to wash our clothes, for countless of millions more worldwide, this simple act often turns into an ordeal.

As such, world organizations from several developed and undeveloped nations convened recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to identify and target the five most urgent needs currently found in every third world nation--be it Latin America, Africa or elsewhere. Our article below lists them as being drinking water, food supplies, energy sources--renewable or sustainable, infrastructure development and a viable health care system.

Although the challenges are formidable, solutions do exist at either a beginning phase or a more advanced stage. Let 's begin with one of the most urgent needs: Drinking Water

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Needless to say, having inadequate infrastructures is a major hindrance to economic growth. Without them, health care, education and an economy in general also hinder the human spirit to soar to where it 's capable of soaring.

Agencies such as USAID finance the design, construction and installation other facets of infrastructures in over 60 nations as well. Roads, bridges, dams and other entities necessary for an infrastructure are all feasible, but a global initiative is also mandatory.

Energy Sources

Almost any country has abundant renewable energy resources that include solar-powered energy, wind power, geothermal energy and biomass. In addition, relatively labor-intensive systems exist that harness these sources. One example is Kenya, the world 's leading nation for solar power systems installed per capita.

Health

Although international initiatives in combating diseases have increased dramatically during the last decades, there 's an additional piece of the proverbial puzzle

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