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Global Health
May 16, 2017

Scarcity of Safe Water a Looming Threat to Children

JAMA. 2017;317(19):1941. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4810

A lack of access to safe water will impact almost 600 million children around the world over the next 2 decades, according to a UNICEF report, Thirsting for a Future: Water and Children in a Changing Climate. The report details how a depletion in sources of safe water increases the risk of death, disease, and malnutrition among children and how climate change will escalate these health risks in years ahead.