Water Borne Diseases: Life Threatening Impact on Maternal Health
Preeti Chaudhary1, Lisa Gopal2, Kumud Pant3, Akshara Pande4
1Preeti Chaudhary, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.
2Lisa Gopal1, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.
3Kumud Pant, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.
4Akshara Pande, Corresponding Author, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.
Manuscript received on 15 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 July 2019 | PP: 6-11 | Volume-8 Issue-4S, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10020484S19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D1002.0484S19
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Abstract: Water is the most essential substance for any life on the earth but it can also be a life threatening fluid sometimes. One of the reasons of deaths in the world is due to poor quality and unhygienic water. The world health organization estimates that 80% of diseases worldwide are water borne.The presence of contaminants in water resulted adverse health effects such as gastrointestinal problems, neurological disorders , reproductive problems and pregnancy problems which ultimately comprises the health of infants, pregnant women, elder’s people and those who already suffered from any disease and on medications. In this paper, we will analyze thedifferent types of water borne diseases leading to deaths. We will focus on specific maternity age group 15-49 years in India. The considered data is provided by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)-2018.This analysis will help to identify the severity of hazardous disease.These investigations will be useful for the wellness of pregnant women and their fetus. This analysis suggestsdrinking water should be check regularly to know the presence of micro organisms along with other harmful toxic elements. There is a need to organize an awareness program among the pregnant women that tells about the health risk from drinking the contaminated water during pregnancy.
Keywords: Contaminated, Polluted Water, Pathogens, Waterborne Diseases, Health, Maternity.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics