As at 2015, less than a third of sub-Saharan Africa (28 per cent) had access to a basic level of service. A further 18 per cent had access to a limited service, while more than 20 per cent had no service at all and practiced open defecation. After Central and Southern Asia, sub-Saharan Africa had the second greatest proportion of people practicing open defecation. Furthermore, it is disturbing that subSaharan Africa reported an increase in the number of open defecators from 204 million to 220 million between 2000 and 2015 (WHO and UNICEF 2017). Of those with access to sanitation services, the greatest proportion has access to unimproved sanitation (WHO and UNICEF 2017).
From collection: Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa - Overview