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Photo: Peru, 1991

After a disaster and in everyday life, public health interventions that allow for sanitation in communities help to prevent the spread of disease and help save lives.

In Panama, the joint program Economic Governance of Water and Sanitation works to reduce gaps in public services of safe water and sanitation in vulnerable indigenous areas of the Comarca Ngabe-Buglé. The program aims to expand coverage and improve the quality of services through household connections to 2,073 homes and 20 schools in 76 communities which benefited close to 14,500 people.

 

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