Sunday, January 02, 2005
Public Health and Tsunamis
The single most critical issue post-disaster, as it turns out, has been that of clean water. This is not a new concern; for centuries clean water has been perhaps the issue affecting public health. (With the possible exception of overcrowding and bubonic plague.) Think of polio, cholera and any number of other diseases. I Googled a website for you here with a great deal of info about clean water and how it routinely affects public health around the world.
Donate if you can. It makes a huge difference. (Just on general principles, I would recommend Doctors Without Borders - they do good work.)