FIGURE 5-2. Coverage with improved sanitation by region in 2002.

FIGURE 5-2Coverage with improved sanitation by region in 2002

Fifty-eight percent of the world has access to improved sanitation; however, sub-Saharan African and regions in Oceania have the lowest rates of coverage.

SOURCE: UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and WHO (World Health Organization). 2004. Joint monitoring programme for water supply and sanitation; meeting the MDG drinking water and sanitation target: A mid-term assessment of progress. Reprinted with permission.

From: 5, Achieving Water and Sanitation Services for Health in Developing Countries

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