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August 26, 2021

Some of the lowest rates of improved sanitation in the world are found in Benin (13 percent), Côte d’Ivoire (14 percent), and Ghana (28 percent). Each country lacks affordable options for safe disposal and treatment of human waste. Densely populated areas, such as slum communities, have limited space to construct household toilets, and land disputes coupled with a lack of urban planning complicate this problem.

August 24, 2021

Access rates to improved sanitation across West Africa are some of the lowest in the world. For example, in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, access is 13, 14, and 28 percent respectively. Within each of these countries there is a lack of affordable options for safe disposal and treatment of human waste. Specifically, densely populated areas, such as slum communities, have limited space to construct household toilets, and land disputes often coupled with a lack of urban planning complicate access to sanitation.

August 24, 2021

Providing support to city governments in West Africa to improve and expand water and sanitation services to meet critical needs

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

Although the final millennium development goal (MDG) evaluation report has globally shown progress in drinking water access, challenges remain in achieving sanitation goals. The UN millennium water group pointed out that the current pace of progress is still too slow to reach the MDGs in Africa, where only very few countries have met the targets. In addition, long-term sustainability of current achievements is not guaranteed.

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Last updated: August 27, 2021

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