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Water, sanitation and hygiene: what should we aim for post-2015?

The Guardian, 08 December 2014


It’s true – the MDGs helped us achieve many great things. But it’s also true that there is a significant amount of “unfinished business” left to sort out. In the area of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) this is especially the case.


Colleagues at the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for water supply and sanitation are painfully aware of this. These are the folk who reported that the MDG target for drinking water had been met by 2010, but that more than 700 million people still lack access to improved sources of drinking water. They are also the people who remind us that we are way off track to meet the sanitation target, with 2.5 billion people still lacking access to improved sanitation, and 1 billion people practising open defecation. Read more....