According to the World Health Organization, the lack of safe water source and poor sanitation and hygiene are associated with malnutrition and can cause illnesses and preventable deaths particularly among children.

As we celebrate the Nutrition Month 2016, did you know that 47.3 percent of the 558,639 identified poor children aged zero to 14 years old are living in households without sanitary toilet facilities in Mimaropa region? Also, 35.16% from that poor children have no access to safe water. Majority of them are residing in the municipality of Balabac, Palawan.‪#‎DSWDListahanan‬ ‪#‎2015Listahanan‬

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