Article 24

1. States parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health .

2. States parties shall pursue full implementation of this right and, in particular, shall take appropriate measures:

(c) To combat disease and malnutrition, including within the framework of primary health care, through, inter alia, (.) the provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking water (.)

The United Nation Committee on the Rights of the Child underlined in para. 27 of its 2006 G eneral Comment No. 7 on implementing child rights in early childhood, that under article 24 States have a responsibility to ensure access to clean drinking water and that such access is particularly essential for young children's health.