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What is an Access to Sanitation Indicator?

What is Access to Sanitation? Access to Sanitation measures the percentage of a country's population that has access to an improved source of sanitation. 'Improved' Sanitation The system is considered "improved," if it hygienically separates human excreta from human contact and is not public, meaning that it can either be private or shared. Separate Human Excreta from Human Contact Non-public (Private or Shared) Health Implications Maintain Minimize contact Minimize healthy drinking water supply with dangerous bacteria and viruses environmental threats How is the world doing? Although there has been significant progress in access to sanitation worldwide, there are 2.5 billion people without access to basic sanitation worldwide. 1111114 11114 111111111111 40% of global population doesn't have access to a clean hygienic toilet. Environmental References Performance • World Health Organization and UNICEF. (2013) Progress on sanitation and drinking water: 2013 Update. Available: • World Health Organization and UNICEF. (2013). Accountability for maternal, newborn, & child survival, the 2013 update. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Available: Index

What is an Access to Sanitation Indicator?

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This infographic is from the 2014 Environmental Performance Index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy ...


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