sanitation - UN

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sanitation - UN
SANITATION
1.8 billion people gained access
to improved sanitation facilities
between 1990 and 2010
2.5 billion people still lack improved
sanitation. 1.1 billion people still practice open
defecation, that’s 15% of the world population
If current trends continue, 2.4 billion
people will still lack improved sanitation
facilities in 2015
EVERY
Access to
sanitation, the
practice of good
hygiene, and a
safe water
supply could
save 1.5 million
children a year
ACCESS TO SANITATION
AS A PERCENTAGE
OF WORLD POPULATION
2015
015
67%*
63%
SECONDS,
A CHILD DIES
AS A RESULT
OF POOR
SANITATION
2010
49%
1990
* Projected total
(Millennium Development Goals’ target is 75%)

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