Water = Life: Campaign Against Waterborne Diseases in Guinea-Bissau West Africa

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Aizan Charitable Organization Inc. a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Organization, CCR Registered, is launching an awareness campaign and rally world support to prevent Bacterial Waterborne Disease deaths in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.

It might seem incredible that there are places in the world where people are dying for want of a Clean Potable Water, where children are dying of acute malnutrition, and where babies are dying of hunger in their mother’s dying arms.

How can we, in our comparative wealth and wisdom, ignore such inequities? The answer is we cannot and we must not. Every year, many deaths among infants and young children are due to dehydration, malnutrition, or other complications of Waterborne Bacterial Infections. Contaminated surface water and wells that have become polluted contribute to transmission of Waterborne Bacterial Diseases with a range of syndromes, including acute dehydrating diarrhea (cholera), prolonged febrile illness with abdominal symptoms (typhoid fever), acute bloody diarrhea (dysentery), and chronic diarrhea (Brainerd diarrhea). Between July and August 2005, an outbreak of cholera, a Waterborne Disease, has killed nearly 200 people and infected more than 9,000 others in Bissau Guinea-Bissau and surrounding villages.

Proceed from the "Water = Life" campaign will finance the acquisition of Water Purification Equipments, capable of supplying clean potable water, in Bissau, Alto Bandim, Biombo, Quinara, and Bubaque. In tandem with a local grass roots effort, Aizan Charitable Organization will also deliver education in prevention of Waterborne Diseases. Our pro-active stance is in order to prevent future outbreaks. Support Aizan Charitable Organization “Water = Life” Campaign toward the goal of raising $1 million dollars for Water Purification Equipments, education, health and human services for the people of Guinea-Bissau.

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