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Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan

City 2.0 Award Video: Mapping Sanitation

Training everyday citizens to map the flow of water in their local communities to prevent the spread of cholera, a deadly bacterial infection.

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Project Summary

Faisal Chohan, a Senior TED Fellow and TEDxIslamabad organizer, will now continue his mapping work with a related mission: Improving sanitation in order to prevent the spread of cholera—a bacterial infection in the small intestine, primarily caused by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by feces of an infected person. The rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that results from cholera can lead to death if left untreated.