UNICEF WHO report 2017

Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (2017)

This report presents the first ever estimates of the population using ‘safely managed’ drinking water and sanitation services.

Primary Functions

  • Gauge progress towards ending open defecation and achieving universal access to basic services
  • Identify critical data gaps that must be addressed to enable systematic monitoring of SDG targets

Detailed Description

This report presents the first ever estimates of the population using ‘safely managed’ drinking water and sanitation services – meaning drinking water free from contamination that is available at home when needed, and toilets whereby excreta are treated and disposed of safely. It also documents progress towards ending open defecation and achieving universal access to basic services. The report identifies a number of critical data gaps that will need to be addressed in order to enable systematic monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets and to realize the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’.

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