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Water Project: Mali

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Mali Background Information Mali gained its independence from France on September 22, 1960. It is currently a stable republic government that is headed by a widely popular President Amadou Toumani Toure. (CIA World Fact Book) Why Mali? Because of environmental factors, social factors, and disease, Mali needs clean water to enhance their quality of life and prosper. Environmental Drought Because of many droughts, animals are moving to the Niger and it's tributaries, the Malian's main water source. These animals carry many diseases that are then transfered to the water.(US Department of State)

Mali got less than 40 inches of rainfall in 2009. ( Mali: Geography, People, Politics, Gov., Economy, Transport)

Killed 40% of Mali's livestock (US Dept. of State)

65% of the country is made up of desert.(Deserts in Mali-UEN) Niger River The Niger River is being polluted by industrialization and waste from companies. (Pollution Chemistry of the River Niger and Its Tributaries: Characteristics of Industrial Waste Effluents) This pollution contributes to the contraction of illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, malaria, and other various digestive illnesses.

In the water is Salmonella, (the cause of typhoid), streptococcus, (the cause of rheumatic fever and pneumonia) (Controlling Sources of Pollution in the River Niger), and oil which is full of toxins. Social Factors Economy Population Density Birthrate

Among the top 25 poorest countries in the world.

Most of the economy is based on cotton and gold mining.

Fishing is a large industry, but recent reoccuring droughts have created setbacks in the fishing industry. The fertility rate is 6.7 children per woman. (Case Study: Population and Water Issues)

The birthrate in 2007 was 49.6 births per 1,000 people in the population at mid year. (Wikipedia)

46% of the population is less than 15 years old. (Case Study: Mali Population and Water Issues) Disease 80% of diseases are transmitted through water (Managing Water and Health Issues in Mali)
Salmonella in the Niger River is the cause of Typhoid Fever (Typhoid Fever- PubMed Health)
Hepatitis A: Contracted by drinking and eating substances that came into contact with any kind if excretion of an infected individual (Hepatitis A- PubMed Health). As Americans, we use 2.5 cubic kilometers of water per year, per person. Malians only draw out 6.55 cubic kilometers for their entire population. If you had that little access to clean water, wouldn't you drink whatever you could find? The population is 13,796,354 people as of July 2010. (World Bank, World Development Indicators-Google Public Data)
The majority of these people live near the Niger River and its tributaries. Unfortunately, this lack of water does force people to drink whatever they find. This leads to disease. Guinea Worm Guinea Worm is a long, white parasite that lives in the human body. This painful disease can be contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with the Guinea worm larvae. It can be up to twelve feet long and is as thick as horse hair. Mali is one of the three countries left that still have people infected with this terrible disease. Fact: Mali has some of the worst health statistics in the world. About 106 Malian babies out of 1,000 die before their first birthday.
-(Thomas O'Toole, pg 43.) Cholera Cholera- An infection of the small intestine that causes large amounts of watery diarrhea Because of the watery diarrhea many cholera patients die of dehydration. The impact of LifeStraws could change the lives of Mali, a country mainly populated with children. Mali is in poverty, but the country has a bright future If Mali is given Lifestraws, their government can use what excess funds there are for its developing economy. Or it could be used to help clean up the Niger River that people depend on for water EACH AND EVERY DAY. "All these sources of pollution can be a real cause of outbreak of various diseases such as typhoid, cholera, malaria, various digestive diseases and even cancer that can affect the population."- WaterWiki "All local water should be considered contaminated." Only half of the population has access to medicine. There are .08 physicians per 1,000 people. "Interventions to mitigate the incidence of childhood diarrhea and degraded water quality are limited by on going socio-economic, cultural, and environmental factors."
-U.S. National Library of Medicine. Since the average Malian uses 35 liters of water a day, by the year 2016 the Malian population willl require 490,000,000 liters of fresh water to keep its 14,000,000 people alive. (Definition of Guinea Worm Disease) (We Use How Much Water? Scary Water Footprints, Country by Country) (Controlling Sources of Pollution in the River Niger) (CIA The World Factbook) (CIA The World Factbook) IAMAT-Mali-Travel Vaccinations, Malaria, Food and Water Safety (NationMaster-Malian Health Statistics) (Water Quality and Waterborne Disease in the Niger River Inland Delta, Mali: A Study of Local Knowledge and Response) y=198970.89x - 387156592.8 Mali Population And Water Needs So long story short, Mali's growing population will soon have great needs for clean water. But Mali's government, which scored a 2.9 on the Corruption Perception Index (CIA World Fact Book), isn't going to do anything about it. That's where we come in. If your water supply were polluted with Salmonella and other disease causing bacteria, what would you do? You'd probably go to your water supplier and complain, demanding compensation. What we don't realize is that is a luxury.
People in Mali have no one to fix their water problems except for the international aid that they depend on. A river can't clean itself when it is continually being polluted by industry and farm-runoff. So while Mali builds up its economy, it needs help with means of getting clean drinking water Or perhaps it could be put to use in Mali's strong anti-terrorist initiatives. (CASE STUDY: MALI Population and Water Issues, Hamady N'Djimet Al) We can help. We can send LifeStraws that will help stop the continuation of diseases that kill thousands. Regardless of where Mali goes from here There are still people there who need help There are still people dying of diseases that could be prevented There are still people looking for a clean drink of water And WE CAN HELP Will you? "CIA-The World Factbook". Welcome to the CIA website- Central Intelligence Agency. Web. 25 Feb. 2011. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ml.html
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Mali Water Aid
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