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Sustainable Development Goals 6

Universal access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene (collectively referred to as WASH) are the focus of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets 6.1 and 6.2. The ongoing disease burden in many parts of Africa is a major impediment to sustainable development. Poor WASH is acknowledged as the main cause of diarrhoeal infections (which are mainly spread by exposure to contaminated faeces) and is also strongly associated with other deadly or debilitating diseases, such as malaria, polio, guinea worm, schistosomiasis and trachoma (United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF] 2016).

Year: 2020

From collection: Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa - Human Health

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Tags: Africa sanitation wastewater

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