Globally 2.5 billion people live without access to improved sanitation and 1.1 billion people practice open defecation. Despite significant gains sanitation remains one of the most off-track Millennium Development Goals (MDG) globally.
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June 18, 2015 — In order to end poverty by 2030, everyone needs to do their part, even kids. And they can start by pooping in the toilet and washing their hands. That was the message that Raya, Sesame Street’s global health ambassador, brought to the World Bank headquarters this week.Read More »
June 8, 2015 — Healthcare facilities in Vietnam once generated about 40 tons of hazardous waste and 150,000 m3 of wastewater per day. To overcome financial and institutional constraints in health environmental management, one project looks to support the Ministry of Health and its Health Environment Agency to strengthen the policy and institutional framework, while also actually improving healthcare waste management systems in about 150 hospitals.Read More »
May 27, 2015 — The World Bank Group recently launched a new project that will benefit around 300,000 Haitians in cholera affected areas — half of whom will gain access to improved water sources through household connections and water kiosks. These 5 facts show how urgent it is to improve the water and sanitation sector in Haiti.Read More »
May 18, 2015 — Despite significant gains, sanitation remains one of the most off-track Millennium Development Goals (MDG) globally. Given the health, economic, gender, and other impacts from inadequate sanitation, addressing this issue for all of Africa’s citizens is urgent. Ahead of the AfricaSan conference, panelists discussed what it would take to achieve sanitation for all in Africa.Read More »