A good article which I thought was worth reading from http://cozay.com, http://cozay.com/AFRICA.php talked a little more about the effects of water amongst other things on daily life for most Africans. It says ‘Most of the streams in Africa are full of water-borne diseases such as river blindness, sleeping sickness, diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, and other water based diseases like guinea worm, and Bilharzias. Malaria (water-related disease) kills people in record numbers in Sub-Saharan African countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leon, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, etc. Guinea worm disease for example is a major health problem in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Due to water scarcity in certain parts of Northern and Eastern Africa, most village people in these areas suffer from water-scarce diseases like trachoma and scabies. ‘ The article goes on to talk about the difficulties on living in Africa. I thought it might be worth a read.