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2.3 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2015 update

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Around 315,000 children under-five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That's 900 children per day, or one child every two minutes.
(WHO/UNICEF 2015)

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More than 650 million people in the world do not have access to safe water.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2015 update)

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Diarrhoea is the third biggest killer of children under five years old in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) 2012)

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Every year, around 60 million children are born into homes without access to sanitation.
(UNICEF, 2006 - Progress for Children)

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For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of at least $4 is returned in increased productivity.
(Hutton, Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage, WHO, Geneva, 2012: page 4)

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Hygiene promotion is the most cost effective health intervention according to the World Bank.
(Saving lives, WaterAid, 2012)

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Hygienic practices such as washing hands with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhoea by 50%
(Curtis and Cairncross, 2003; Luby, et al. 2005)