WHO released a report 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking
According to the latest report released by WHO and UNICEF, worldwide, about three tenths of the population (or 21 million people) lack access to safe and readily available household water, and another fifth of the three people (or 45 million people) lack of sanitation safety management.
The "water, sanitation and hygiene progress: 2017 update and sustainable development goals baseline" Joint Monitoring Program report, for the first time provides a global assessment of safe drinking water and sanitation services Happening. The most important conclusion is that, in rural areas, many families, health care institutions and schools still lack to wash their hands with soap and water. This gives everyone, especially young children, bring the risk of suffering from diarrhea and other diseases. Therefore, every year 361,000 children under five die from diarrhea. And the difference between the sanitation of drinking water contaminated with the further spread of cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever and hepatitis and other related diseases.
In order to reduce global inequality, new sustainable development goals requires the elimination of the phenomenon of open defecation by 2030 and to achieve universal access to basic services. 2.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, 844 million people have access to drinking water can not even basic services, including 263 million people every water from the water source outside your home to spend more than 30 minutes, there are 159 million people still drink untreated surface water, such as water from a stream or lake. Progress in improving basic sanitation facilities in 90 countries are too slow, which means that these countries will not achieve the 2030 goal of full coverage of sanitation facilities.
at 4.5 billion people do not have safe sanitation management, there are 2.3 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services. These include shared toilet with other residents of 600 million people, and 892 million people in open defecation (mostly in rural areas).
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