The average weight of water women in Africa carry on their heads is 50 pounds, the same as the average airport checked luggage allowance. Constantly carrying such heavy weights, commonly on the head, back or hip, has severe health implications. Backache and joint pains are common, and in extreme cases curved spines and pelvic deformities can result, creating complications in childbirth. Pregnant women sometimes keep on carrying water until the day they give birth. The water and sanitation crisis affects billions of people every day, but the impact on women and girls is particularly devastating.
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