In Pakistan, waterborne diseases cause 40 percent of illnesses. Outdated and mismanaged city infrastructure poses serious health threats and challenges. Among the colorful storefronts of Lahore’s densely packed slum areas, new water shops have opened up that provide WHO-standard water to the neighborhoods at affordable rates.
The new clinic is opening today. The town council, mayor, and other bureaucrats have been summoned. The company promoting the new chain of rural health clinics has sent its CEO, and its board chair, who has come from thousands of miles away in the west. The garlands have been prepared; chairs and a tent have been set up. This is progress.
- Health Care