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TitleWhat does it take to scale up rural sanitation?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPerez, E, Cardosi, J, Coombes, Y, Devine, J, Grossman, A, Kullmann, C, Kumar, CA, Mukherjee, N, Prakash, M, Robiarto, A, Setiawan, D, Singh, U, Wartono, D
Secondary TitleWorking paper / WSP
Paginationvii, 47 p.; 9 fig.; 6 tab.; 2 ill.; 2 boxes
Date Published2012-07-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program, WSP
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, millennium development goals, rural communities, rural supply systems, sanitation services

At the historic United Nations Millennium Summit held in 2000, 189 heads of state formed a global partnership with the aim of ending extreme poverty by 2015. They announced eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) against which efforts to slash hunger, poverty, and disease would be measured and countries held accountable. Sanitation—a fundamental means for preventing disease and elevating quality of life—was not explicitly included until two years later—reflecting its status as the “forgotten stepchild” of the Water Supply and Sanitation sector. The goal established in 2002 is to halve the number of people without access to and use of improved sanitation by 2015. Since 2002, sanitation activists and practitioners have expanded global awareness of the critical role sanitation plays in improving human health and overall well-being. [authors abstract]

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