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10 facts on tackling neglected tropical diseases with water, sanitation and hygiene

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NTDs and access to water and sanitation are major global challenges

More than 1 billion people in 149 countries suffer from NTDs. These diseases thrive in areas where there is lack of basic sanitation. About 2.4 billion people worldwide do not have adequate sanitation facilities, and 663 million do not have access to improved drinking water sources.

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