The best thing we can do to help limit infectious diseases is move toward a plant-based diet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75% of emerging infectious diseases originate in animals, and when we house animals in filthy, severely crowded farms and markets, pathogens are given a better chance to spread.
In addition to that, you can support clean water, sanitation, and hygiene projects around the world! There is an urgent need for implementation of safe water, sanitation and hygiene education projects (WASH in Schools) for schools around the world. The addition of WASH facilities improves the health and learning performance of students by reducing the incidence of water and sanitation related diseases. Student attendance and time in class also increases when facilities are available on school grounds. Please donate to my fundraiser. Anything you can give is a huge help!