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2017 GLAAS Report Stresses Need for WASH Investment to Meet SDGs
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2017 GLAAS Report Stresses Need for WASH Investment to Meet SDGs

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation.

"Today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio," says Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.

Read the full World Health Organization article.

Download the report.

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Author: WHO & UN Water

Publish Date: 19.04.2017

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