Facts and figures
Some useful statistics that highlight the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis, along with what we're doing to tackle it. You can view more facts on the Statistics page.
The Government of Nepal has set targets to meet sanitation and water for all by 2017. A lot of
progress has been made in school sanitation with this initiative, butchallenges still remain. Demand and supply of services vis-a-vis sustainability of services is of concern in community schools.
Within this purview, this study has been carried out to analyse what financial resources are required and what is the gap to meet universal access of sanitation in the community schools of Nepal.
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WASH financing in community schools of Nepal factsheet (Nep) >
WASH financing in community schools of Nepal factsheet (Eng) >
Achieving universal access to safe water and sanitation would save 2.3 million lives every year.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2015 update)
In 2014-15, we reached 2 million people with safe water, 3.1 million people with sanitation, and 8.2 million people with hygiene.
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Lack of water, sanitation and hygiene costs Sub-Saharan African countries more in lost GDP than the entire continent gets in development aid.
(Using percentage estimate from UNDP: Human Development Report, 2006)
Since 2004 we have reached 21 million people with improved sanitation.
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Hand-washing could reduce the risk of diarrhoea by nearly 50%.
(Curtis and Cairncross, 2003)
Just £15 can enable one person to access a lasting supply of safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
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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)
Hygiene promotion is the most cost effective health intervention according to the World Bank.
(Saving lives, WaterAid, 2012)
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