Jan 5, 2015

#Water is required to achieve MDG 5. Improve Maternal Health

Access to adequate water in quantity and quality affects maternal health by reducing labor burdens and health problems resulting from water portage; improving nutrition which reduces the susceptibility to anemia and other conditions that affect maternal mortality; and malaria is particularly dangerous to pregnant women, and better water management reduces mosquito habitats.  Thus water available to women affect their health and maternal health problems impacts and prevent the proper care of children, undermining development efforts. Additionally, educated women with access to adequate resources are better able to care for themselves. Thus, meeting the MDGs for education and women’s empowerment by improving the management of water has a positive impact on maternal health

Most water related diseases effects impact negatively maternal health and, thus, must be considered as an integral part of the necessary strategies in order to achieve this goal

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