WASH Progress Being Made, But 40% Of Global Population Lacks Access, Study Says

Inter Press Service: Despite Setbacks, Global Sanitation Makes Progress, Says Fund
“…A new study by the Geneva-based Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), released Tuesday, says 2.5 billion people, or 40 percent of the global population, lack access to decent sanitation, including more than a billion who defecate in the open. Still there is progress: nationally led sanitation programs supported by the GSF have enabled 4.2 million people to have improved toilets; seven million people and more than 20,500 communities to be free of open-defecation; and eight million people with handwashing facilities…” (Deen, 6/2).