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His Holiness the Dalai Lama highlights WASH needs on Earth Day

April 23, 2020

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, issued a special message. His message focuses on prevention and control of the coronavirus pandemic through “a genuine sense of universal responsibility.”

He writes in part, “We must ensure that the sick and the valiant health-care providers throughout the world have access to the fundamental necessities of clean water and proper sanitation to prevent the uncontrolled spread of disease.” He calls for “sustainable access to properly equipped and staffed health-care facilities” to fight the current pandemic and “one of the strongest defenses against future public health crises.”

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