Black People : 4,000 children die daily from water-borne diseases

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  1. MsInterpret

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    ?4,000 children die daily from water-borne diseases?

    By Femi Makinde, Published: Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010

    A non-governmental organization, Life and Peace Development Organization, has lamented the high number of deaths caused by water-borne diseases in the country.

    The Executive Director of LAPDO, Mr. Frank Oloniju, said at a sensitization program to commemorate the World Water Day on Monday that no fewer than 4,000 children under the age of five died daily from preventable water-related diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and typhoid-fever.

    He said that the importance of the day was to draw the attention of the various tiers of government to the importance of clean water to good health.

    While advising government at various levels to invest more in the provision of safe drinking-water and sanitation to their citizens, he said that 152,000 children died every year from diarrhea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. READ MORE

     
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    one of my favorite inventors.. I saw a demo of this some years ago on some show.. check it out:

     
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    I saw this also...



     
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    that's interesting.. I like the concept.. though it doesn't look very industrial..
    looks very fragile.. good concept though.
     
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    White Supemists will be pimping water, and charging folks for it in their own nations.
    Coca Cola has been said to have purchased,
    entire rivers in India that folks have used for thousands of years.

    As factiories and multinationals feel free to pullute from continent to continent, they will eventually tell us that water is no longer free, in fact in some areas people are being taxed for rain water collected in wells and rooftop cisterns.

    Being charged for Rain????

    Water Privitization in Africa
    http://www.afrol.com/News2001/afr003_water_private.htm

    Industrial water pollution in Africa
    http://www.earthwire.org/Africa/?t=200460&tn=Water Pollution
     
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    Do you know the price of the Aquaduct MsInterpret? The SlingShot's cost was given to be around 2,000 dollars.

     
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    Water Privatization Overview

    A worldwide crisis over water is brewing. According to the United Nations, 31 countries are now facing water scarcity and 1 billion people lack access clean drinking water. Water consumption is doubling every 20 years and yet at the same time, water sources are rapidly being polluted, depleted, diverted and exploited by corporate interests ranging from industrial agriculture and manufacturing to electricity production and mining. The World Bank predicts that by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population will suffer from lack of clean and safe drinking water.

    Rather than taking the dramatic action necessary to protect precious water resources, governments around the world are retreating from their responsibilities. Instead of acting decisively, they are bending to the will of giant transnational corporations that are poised to profit from the shortage of water. Fortune magazine has predicted that "water is the oil of the 21 century" and corporations are rushing to invest in the water business.

    full article;
    http://www.citizen.org/cmep/Water/general/

    regarding the global scheme;
    http://current.com/1skji4c
     
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    No Brother Clyde...but I can try and find out

     
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    Africa trapped in mega-drought cycle

    * 20:00 16 April 2009 by Catherine Brahic
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    The infamous 1970s drought of the African Sahel region, which lasted several decades and killed more than 100,000 people, was actually a "minor" event, say researchers who have uncovered evidence that such droughts occur cyclically in the region and can be much more severe.

    Timothy Shanahan at the University of Texas, Austin and colleagues analysed the first rainfall dataset that spans several millennia. "What's disconcerting about this record is that it suggests the most recent drought was relatively minor in the context of the West African drought history," he told New Scientist.

    The researchers analysed a sediment core pulled from the bottom of Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana's only natural lake. The lake is an ancient meteorite impact crater, making its levels very dependent on rainfall.

    By studying the relative amounts of different oxygen isotopes in the sediment core, the team could reconstruct rainfall dating back 3000 years. Higher concentrations of the slightly heavier – and therefore harder to evaporate – 18O indicate periods of drought.

    full article;
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    Okay MsInterpret, I was just curious because the SlingShot seems very expensive compared to what the Aquaduct may cost. Bottom line, its happening to our people a solution is critical...smh@ 4,000 dying daily:(

     
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