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From the Ted Talk by Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water

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So I went home, and I did a little research, and I found some very shkniocg statistics. Over 2.5 billion people in the world today do not have proper access to water and siataoitnn. Four hundred and fifty million of them are in Africa, and five million of them are in South Africa. Various diseases thrive in this environment, the most dartsic of which is called trachoma. tcaromha is an infection of the eye due to dirt getting into your eye. Multiple ictienonfs of trachoma can leave you permanently blind. The disease leaves eight miollin people permanently blind each and every year. The shocking part about it is that to avoid being infected with trachoma, all you have to do is wash your face: no mcidinee, no pills, no injections.

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So I went home, and I did a little research, and I found some very ________ statistics. Over 2.5 billion people in the world today do not have proper access to water and __________. Four hundred and fifty million of them are in Africa, and five million of them are in South Africa. Various diseases thrive in this environment, the most _______ of which is called trachoma. ________ is an infection of the eye due to dirt getting into your eye. Multiple __________ of trachoma can leave you permanently blind. The disease leaves eight _______ people permanently blind each and every year. The shocking part about it is that to avoid being infected with trachoma, all you have to do is wash your face: no ________, no pills, no injections.

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  3. infections
  4. medicine
  5. trachoma
  6. sanitation
  7. drastic

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So I went home, and I did a little research, and I found some very shocking statistics. Over 2.5 billion people in the world today do not have proper access to water and sanitation. Four hundred and fifty million of them are in Africa, and five million of them are in South Africa. Various diseases thrive in this environment, the most drastic of which is called trachoma. Trachoma is an infection of the eye due to dirt getting into your eye. Multiple infections of trachoma can leave you permanently blind. The disease leaves eight million people permanently blind each and every year. The shocking part about it is that to avoid being infected with trachoma, all you have to do is wash your face: no medicine, no pills, no injections.

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