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Water Supply_Pacific Drinking Water Safety Planning Guidelines WHO SPC

Access to safe drinking water is a basic need and is one of the most important contributors to public health and to the economic health of communities.  Pacific Island Countries have yet to overcome the challenge of providing a safe and adequate supply of drinking water to its populations.  Infectious, waterborne diseases, such as typhoid and cholera and newly emerging pathogens, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the Pacific region. 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
World Health Organization
Original Publication Date: 
23 Jul 2020
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