Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Why investment in water, sanitation and hygiene is not reaching those who need it most

The report shows that current aid is not reaching the people who need it the most – people living in poor rural communities and urban slums. In Sub-Saharan Africa, it is predicted that the MDG target will not be reached for another 200 years. •Dirty water and inadequate sanitation cost sub-Saharan Africa around 5% of its gross domestic product (GDP) every year. •The human cost is even starker – 4,000 children dying every day because of diarrhoeal diseases caused by drinking dirty water and poor sanitation making diarrhoea the biggest killer of children under five in Africa. Full article available on Water Aid Website.

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