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Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Access to sanitation in urban Africa
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The number of people in Africa with access to improved sanitation, defined as “one that hygienically separates human excreta from human contact” (WHO/UNICEF 2010), has increased over the last two decades. Still, because of the rapid urbanisation, the proportion of the urban population with access to improved sanitation is on the decrease.