“This program gave me my first experience in international health, which I am interested in pursuing. I was also able to learn about the various aspects that a village needs to become developed.”

Kavitha Bhatnagar, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.

According to WaterAid India, approximately 76 million people in the country lack access to clean drinking water and more than 60,000 children, especially under the age of 5 years, die each year from poor sanitation and diarrheal diseases caused by drinking contaminated water. Causes of water contamination also vary. High population density, chemical farming, overuse of fertilizers, the presence of minerals in the coastal beds, and run-off from factory waste provide limited access to clean drinking water. Other obstacles are distance and cost. Many villagers have to walk several kilometers to access clean water and in some villages, residents are forced to spend money to buy clean water.

According to WaterAid India, approximately 76 million people in the country lack access to clean drinking water and more than 60,000 children, especially under the age of 5 years, die each year from poor sanitation and diarrheal diseases caused by drinking contaminated water. Causes of water contamination also vary. High population density, chemical farming, overuse of fertilizers, the presence of minerals in the coastal beds, and run-off from factory waste provide limited access to clean drinking water. Other obstacles are distance and cost. Many villagers have to walk several kilometers to access clean water and in some villages, residents are forced to spend money to buy clean water.

"This program was particularly valuable to me because I was given an opportunity to live in the village where we were conducting research. The ability to participate in qualitative research with first-hand experience allowed me to get a sense of the everyday challenges of village life." - Nickza Dallas, Ryerson University, Canada

Amrita Live-in-Labs® Presented at AYUDH European Meet "Celebrating Diversity"

During AYUDH Europe’s 15th Annual European Youth Summit, “Celebrating Diversity 2019”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Live-in-Labs® was showcased to the 300+ youth who attended the week-long event. 

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