In the past years, "Smokey Mountain," once a smoking mountain of garbage, which was Manila's monument to one of the city's most continuously problems; trash.
But through years of effort, Smokey Mountain has been increased to a big hill.
The most common diseases are chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and cardiovascular diseases. A lot of conflicts are also because of their habitat, and what they are seen like. The biggest one and the most known one is the Payatas The poorest families live on the Filipinos and collect trash of the dump.
Like the smoke the vehicles leave behind, but also something small like tobacco smoke. Through day and night trucks are coming in and out with lots of garbage.
The people who clean the city, which are more than 18 million people, are the biggest victims of this air pollution All the costs of treatment and lost income, due to air pollution, is more than 7.6 billion per year. This garbage consists of (operation) waste, from hospitals.
Less than half of the Latin American countries are on track to double the rate of sanitation provision.
Poor sanitation is responsible for at least 9 billion in losses per year in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam combined.
Worldwide, there are about 1.7 million deaths a year, with 90% of them being children, who died mainly through infectious diarrhea.
Which was caused by unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.
The MEIP is a regional program for Asia with the costs provided by the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank as collaboration partner.
Through the funding received by the local Dagat-Dagatan Polymedic Medical Foundation, the women of the Dagat-Dagatan community established a community centre; the Zero Kalat sa Kaunlaran (Zero Waste for Progress), which is turning the garbage of their neighbourhoods into cash and opportunity.
1.5 million children a year could be saved by access to sanitation, good hygiene and a safe water supply A good sanitation will reduce children illnesses and so increase primary school enrolment, because children will not miss as much as used to be.