How World Vision uses partnerships to meet ambitious water, sanitation, and hygiene goals around the globe
Imagine delivering a child in a place where you're required to bring your own water to the delivery room, in a healthcare facility in which there's no viable way for the staff to wash their hands before bringing your baby into the world.
This scenario, says Dr. Greg Allgood, the vice president of water at World Vision, is more than simply a disturbing hypothetical. In fact, he explains, it's the reality for more than a third of healthcare facilities in the developing world. A lack of latrines and education about proper sanitation leads to rampant disease (and often death) in these rural communities, particularly among young kids.