Go to the hospital or a clinic in a wealthy country, and you take it for granted that there’s going to be enough clean water — for the doctor to wash her hands before she attends to you, for the staff to clean the floors and linens, and for you to drink when you get thirsty.

But in 17 countries at least one in five health-care facilities has no clean water service on site.

That’s just one of many disturbing findings in a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Luke Peterson from Sydney, Australia [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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