WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP)

About    As we approach the Millennium Development Goals deadline, the lessons, successes and remaining challenges are becoming increasingly clear. This report highlights what we have achieved on water and sanitation, and where we need to accelerate efforts.
The good news is that since 1990 well over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water, and 116 countries have met the MDG target for water. Almost 2 billion people gained access to improved sanitation and 77 countries have met the MDG target. More than half the world’s population, almost 4 billion people, now enjoy the highest level of water access: a piped water connection at their homes.

Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Author     WHO and UNICEF

Year         2014

 

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