One-Third of Hospitals in Poor Countries Have No Running Water, Researchers Say

June 22, 2016

(UPI) – Running water is essential to providing basic healthcare, but in developing countries where the population lives without running water, doctors must weigh the danger of not washing hands, instruments or wounds during surgery against not performing a procedure at all. More than one-third of hospitals in developing countries do not have running water, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found in a review of surgical studies.