By Rob Humphreys ’16MBA | Photos by Scott Cook
As people in the United States, it’s easy to take for granted our constantly flowing pipeline of clean water. But for many people in remote corners of the globe, including the Caribbean, that’s a luxury they’ve never known.
Each year, water-related diseases caused by lack of access to potable water and sanitation produce 3.5 billion cases of diarrhea, resulting in the death of 1.8 million people, most of them children under the age of 5.
Needless to say, improving water, sanitation, and hygiene practices is a public health imperative—and Rollins is doing its part to raise awareness while implementing viable solutions.
Water, Sanitation, and Health in the Dominican Republic