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TitleFinancing household on-site sanitation for the poor : WSP Sanitation Global Practice Team
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTremolet, S, Kolsky, P, Perez, E
Secondary TitleResearch Brief / WSP
Pagination8 p.; 4 tab.; 2 fig.
Date Published2011-04-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program, WSP
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, on-site disposal, poverty

Forty percent of the world’s people do not have access to a basic level of sanitation; one in five of us practices open defecation. This crisis in sanitation has clear consequences. Diarrhea kills more than 1.5 million children each year, and 88 percent of these deaths are attributed to fecal contamination from inadequate sanitation, hygiene, and water supply. The cost of these problems is high in economic as well as human terms. In a series of studies, the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) estimated that inadequate sanitation costs the economies of four Southeast Asian countries the equivalent of approximately 2 percent of their GDP3; these results echo similar findings elsewhere about both the costs and benefits of sanitation. [authors abstract]

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