Africa was a major center of Christianity for hundreds of years following the crucifixion of Christ, where it remained the primary religion until Islam took root in most African countries. During periods of colonization and missionary activity throughout the centuries since, Christianity has begun
In our previous blog, “The Negative Effects of Water Pollution on Human Health,” we discussed how contaminated water can impact health. While understanding how water pollution affects health is important, it is also wise to understand the different types of water pollution and what causes them.
Water is a basic human need required for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. It is also heavily used in industry, agriculture, and electricity. While the importance of water is undeniable, many companies and people continue to pollute our oceans, rivers, and lakes with harmful toxins and contaminants.
Bringing safe, clean drinking water to people in Africa and the rest of the developing world is the primary goal of a water charity for Africa. The role that these African water charities play impact millions of men, women, and children in Liberia and other countries currently without access to
Water is often taken for granted in developed countries where safe, clean water is readily available for drinking, cooking, or bathing. Unfortunately, this is not the case in many parts of the world. Communities in undeveloped countries like Liberia are living in ‘water scarce’ regions where clean
Poverty in Africa is majorly influenced by a lack of safe, clean water. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), approximately 66 percent of Africa is arid or semi-arid. This means that more than 300 million people in the sub-Saharan region reside in a
Contaminated water is a major threat among communities throughout Africa. Every hour, an estimated 115 people die in Africa from diseases linked to improper hygiene, poor sanitation, and contaminated water, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). What
Clean water is essential for good health and well-being. In fact, each person on Earth requires between 20 and 50 liters of safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and basic hygiene, according to the Koshland Science Museum. Exactly why is clean drinking water important? The human body is made up of