Global Wash Facts

Posted by MARCUS GURLEY

Global Wash Facts

Access to WASH Worldwide, 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source * 2. An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (more than 35% of the world’s population) 1, 3. According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, regions with the lowest coverage of “improved” sanitation in 2006 were sub-Saharan Africa (31%), Southern Asia (33%) and Eastern Asia (65%) 2. In 2006, 7 out of 10 people without access to improved sanitation were rural inhabitants 2. According to the United Nations and UNICEF, one in five girls of primary-school age are not in school, compared to one in six boys. One factor...

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