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General

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Population - 2017
7.56M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 7,557,212
2016 7,396,190
2015 7,237,025
2014 6,315,627
2013 6,178,859
2012 6,043,157
2011 5,908,908
2010 5,775,902
2009 5,647,194
2008 5,521,838
2007 5,391,108
2006 5,243,214
2005 5,071,271
2004 4,870,467
2003 4,647,701
2002 4,422,154
2001 4,220,198
2000 4,060,709
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2011
52.9
×
Year Value
2011 52.900
2003 66.400
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2017
42
×
Year Value
2017 41.636
2016 41.228
2015 40.829
2014 40.432
2013 40.036
2012 39.642
2011 39.248
2010 38.856
2009 38.466
2008 38.077
2007 37.689
2006 37.303
2005 36.919
2004 36.596
2003 36.352
2002 36.109
2001 35.867
2000 35.626

Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
2.96M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 2,961,899
2016 2,990,787
2015 3,016,921
2014 3,040,220
2013 3,060,476
2012 3,077,800
2011 3,092,447
2010 3,104,330
2009 3,114,978
2008 3,124,070
2007 3,127,218
2006 3,117,917
2005 3,091,735
2004 3,043,703
2003 2,976,268
2002 2,901,588
2001 2,835,370
2000 2,743,883
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
60.8
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 60.807
2016 59.563
2015 58.313
2014 57.054
2013 55.787
2012 54.511
2011 53.228
2010 51.936
2009 50.636
2008 49.329
2007 48.013
2006 46.690
2005 45.360
2004 44.046
2003 42.759
2002 41.467
2001 40.171
2000 39.884
% of Population with access to 'safely managed' water - 2017
9.92
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Safely managed’ water refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 9.919
2016 9.534
2015 9.157
2014 8.788
2013 8.428
2012 8.076
2011 7.733
2010 7.400
2009 7.075
2008 6.761
2007 6.456
2006 6.161
2005 5.877
2004 5.609
2003 5.358
2002 5.119
2001 4.891
2000 4.739
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2017
9.00
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ water source refers to drinking water from an improved source for which collection time exceeds 30 minutes for a round trip including queuing.
Year Value
2017 9.003
2016 8.789
2015 8.576
2014 8.363
2013 8.150
2012 7.938
2011 7.725
2010 7.513
2009 7.301
2008 7.089
2007 6.877
2006 6.664
2005 6.452
2004 6.243
2003 6.040
2002 5.837
2001 5.633
2000 5.555
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2017
16.5
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ water source refers to drinking water from an unprotected dug well or unprotected spring.
Year Value
2017 16.489
2016 16.484
2015 16.471
2014 16.453
2013 16.429
2012 16.400
2011 16.364
2010 16.324
2009 16.277
2008 16.225
2007 16.168
2006 16.105
2005 16.036
2004 15.958
2003 15.871
2002 15.781
2001 15.687
2000 15.818
% of Population using surface water - 2017
13.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Surface water’ refers to drinking water directly from a river, dam, lake, pond, stream, canal or irrigation canal.
Year Value
2017 13.700
2016 15.164
2015 16.640
2014 18.130
2013 19.634
2012 21.151
2011 22.682
2010 24.227
2009 25.786
2008 27.357
2007 28.943
2006 30.541
2005 32.152
2004 33.752
2003 35.329
2002 36.915
2001 38.508
2000 38.743
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
50.1
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 50.143
2016 48.520
2015 46.899
2014 45.280
2013 43.664
2012 42.049
2011 40.437
2010 38.826
2009 37.218
2008 35.612
2007 34.008
2006 32.406
2005 30.806
2004 29.208
2003 27.612
2002 26.018
2001 24.427
2000 24.411
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
75.8
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 75.756
2016 75.306
2015 74.854
2014 74.400
2013 73.944
2012 73.486
2011 73.027
2010 72.565
2009 72.102
2008 71.636
2007 71.169
2006 70.699
2005 70.228
2004 69.755
2003 69.280
2002 68.803
2001 68.324
2000 67.843

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
6.37M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 6,374,307
2016 6,265,087
2015 6,155,984
2014 6,046,648
2013 5,936,671
2012 5,826,344
2011 5,716,111
2010 5,605,868
2009 5,498,323
2008 5,392,722
2007 5,281,528
2006 5,154,379
2005 5,005,096
2004 4,828,703
2003 4,631,028
2002 4,427,664
2001 4,244,795
2000 4,099,631
% of Population with access to 'safely managed' sanitation - 2017
13.3
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Safely managed’ sanitation refers to improved sanitation facilities that are not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 13.350
2016 13.055
2015 12.763
2014 12.473
2013 12.186
2012 11.900
2011 11.615
2010 11.333
2009 11.053
2008 10.775
2007 10.499
2006 10.225
2005 9.953
2004 9.688
2003 9.432
2002 9.200
2001 8.969
2000 8.737
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
15.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 15.653
2016 15.293
2015 14.938
2014 14.585
2013 14.236
2012 13.889
2011 13.545
2010 13.205
2009 12.867
2008 12.532
2007 12.200
2006 11.871
2005 11.545
2004 11.232
2003 10.934
2002 10.682
2001 10.431
2000 10.180
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2017
33.9
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ sanitation facilities refers to improved facilities shared between two or more households.
Year Value
2017 33.917
2016 33.333
2015 32.748
2014 32.161
2013 31.571
2012 30.978
2011 30.382
2010 29.783
2009 29.182
2008 28.578
2007 27.971
2006 27.362
2005 26.750
2004 26.151
2003 25.571
2002 24.944
2001 24.318
2000 23.691
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2017
32.8
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ sanitation facilities refers to the use of pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines or bucket latrines.
Year Value
2017 32.808
2016 33.270
2015 33.725
2014 34.174
2013 34.619
2012 35.058
2011 35.492
2010 35.922
2009 36.345
2008 36.764
2007 37.178
2006 37.587
2005 37.991
2004 38.381
2003 38.757
2002 39.129
2001 39.499
2000 39.865
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2017
17.6
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Open Defecation’ refers to the disposal of human faeces in fields, forests, bushes, open bodies of water, beaches or other open spaces, or with solid waste.
Year Value
2017 17.622
2016 18.104
2015 18.589
2014 19.080
2013 19.575
2012 20.075
2011 20.580
2010 21.090
2009 21.605
2008 22.125
2007 22.650
2006 23.179
2005 23.714
2004 24.235
2003 24.738
2002 25.244
2001 25.752
2000 26.264
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
8.52
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 8.518
2016 8.261
2015 8.007
2014 7.754
2013 7.504
2012 7.256
2011 7.011
2010 6.768
2009 6.527
2008 6.289
2007 6.053
2006 5.819
2005 5.588
2004 5.359
2003 5.132
2002 4.937
2001 4.742
2000 4.547
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
25.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 25.653
2016 25.317
2015 24.982
2014 24.649
2013 24.318
2012 23.988
2011 23.660
2010 23.333
2009 23.009
2008 22.685
2007 22.364
2006 22.044
2005 21.725
2004 21.408
2003 21.093
2002 20.848
2001 20.604
2000 20.359

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2017
19.3
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Basic’ hygiene refers to the availability of a handwashing facility on premises with soap and water.
Year Value
2017 19.275
2016 18.383
2015 17.496
2014 16.613
2013 15.733
2012 14.857
2011 13.985
2010 13.116
2009 12.251
2008 11.390
2007 11.354
2006 11.318
2005 11.282
2004 11.251
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2017
22.3
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ hygiene refers to the availability of a handwashing facility on premises without soap and water.
Year Value
2017 22.333
2016 26.773
2015 31.223
2014 35.685
2013 40.158
2012 44.643
2011 49.138
2010 53.645
2009 58.162
2008 62.690
2007 62.735
2006 62.780
2005 62.824
2004 62.862
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2017
58.4
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘No facility’ refers to no handwashing facility on premises.
Year Value
2017 58.392
2016 54.844
2015 51.281
2014 47.702
2013 44.108
2012 40.500
2011 36.877
2010 33.239
2009 29.587
2008 25.920
2007 25.911
2006 25.903
2005 25.894
2004 25.887

WASH Finance

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Actual Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2012
0.41
×
Year Value
2012 0.410
Planned Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2015
0.51
×
Year Value
2015 0.510
2014 0.350
2013 0.310
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2017
575
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 575
2016 726
2015 984
2014 807
2013 478
2012 399
2011 360
2010 415
2009 397
2008 341
2007 500
2006 777
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2017
24.3
×
Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 24.343
2016 4.564
2015 3.042
2014 7.759
2013 17.827
2012 10.322
2011 11.725
2010 9.040
2009 8.104
2008 9.860
2007 10.390
2006 4.448
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2017
4.24
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 4.235
2016 0.629
2015 0.309
2014 0.961
2013 3.726
2012 2.590
2011 3.256
2010 2.180
2009 2.043
2008 2.893
2007 2.077
2006 0.572

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
62.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic water service refers to water that is on site, an improved source and available.
Year Value
2016 62
% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
21.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited water service refers to a water service from an improved source that is not available all the time.
Year Value
2016 21
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
18.0
×
% of schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’ - 2016
12.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic sanitation service refers to an improved sanitation source that is usable and segregated by gender.
Year Value
2016 12
% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
42.0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited sanitation service refers to a sanitation service that is an improved service but is not usable or segregated by gender.
Year Value
2016 42
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
45.0
×
% of schools with access to a ‘limited hygiene service’ - 2016
36.0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited hygiene service refers to a hygiene service with water access.
Year Value
2016 36
% of schools with no access to a hygiene service - 2016
64.0
×

Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
51.8
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Year Value
2016 51.835
2015 51.423
2014 50.951
2013 50.401
2012 49.762
2011 49.034
2010 48.224
2009 47.348
2008 46.432
2007 45.500
2006 44.566
2005 43.624
2004 42.660
2003 41.669
2002 40.660
2001 39.660
2000 38.702
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
120
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Year Value
2015 120
2014 126
2013 133
2012 142
2011 151
2010 160
2009 170
2008 179
2007 188
2006 196
2005 204
2004 211
2003 217
2002 224
2001 230
2000 236
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2017
2.43K
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Year Value
2017 2,430
2016 2,456
2015 2,589
2014 2,692
2013 2,757
2012 3,042
2011 2,806
2010 2,897
2009 2,928
2008 3,064
2007 3,430
2006 3,735
2005 3,942
2004 4,097
2003 4,074
2002 4,176
2001 4,280
2000 4,312
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2017
1.41K
×
Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 and Prüss-Ustün et al (2014). Read our blog on WASH related Diarrhoeal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2017 1,410
2016 1,424
2015 1,502
2014 1,561
2013 1,599
2012 1,764
2011 1,627
2010 1,680
2009 1,698
2008 1,777
2007 1,990
2006 2,166
2005 2,286
2004 2,376
2003 2,363
2002 2,422
2001 2,483
2000 2,501
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2013
38.0
×
Year Value
2013 38
Cholera Cases Reported - 2013
377.00
×
Year Value
2013 377
2012 23,124
2008 62
2007 2,219
2006 2,560
2005 6
2004 513
1999 863
1998 2,098
1995 10,285
1994 9,709

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
48.4
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Year Value
2015 48.400
2014 47.200
2012 44.500

Infrastructures

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Total cost to extend basic water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000 USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
32.7K
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Year Value
2015 32,704
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
65.9K
×
Year Value
2015 65,879
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
13.0K
×
Year Value
2015 13,007
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
221K
×
Year Value
2015 220,985
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
83.7M
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Year Value
2015 83,742,000

WASH in Health Care Facilities

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% of health care facilities with no water service - 2016
25.80
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: No water service refers to water taken from unprotected dug wells or springs, or surface water sources; or an improved source that is more than 500 metres from the facility; or the facility has no water source.
Year Value
2016 25.850
2015 22.579
2014 19.307
2013 16.036
2012 12.765
2011 9.494
2010 6.222
2009 2.951
2008 2.951
2007 2.951
2006 2.951
2005 2.951
% of health care facilities with 'basic sanitation service' - 2016
0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic sanitation service refers to improved sanitation facilities that are usable with at least one toilet dedicated for staff, at least one sex-separated toilet with menstrual hygiene facilities, and at least one toilet accessible for people with limited mobility.
Year Value
2016 0
2015 0
2014 0
2013 0
2012 0
2011 0
2010 0
2009 0
2008 0
2007 0
2006 0
2005 0
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
% of health care facilities with 'limited sanitation service' - 2016
0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Limited sanitation service refers to at least one improved sanitation facility, but not all requirements for basic service are met.
Year Value
2016 0
2015 0
2014 0
2013 0
2012 0
2011 0
2010 0
2009 0
2008 0
2007 0
2006 0
2005 0
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
% of health care facilities with no sanitation service - 2016
14.6
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: No sanitation service refers to toilet facilities that are unimproved (pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines and bucket latrines), or no toilets or latrines at the facility.
Year Value
2016 14.636
2015 14.653
2014 14.669
2013 14.686
2012 14.703
2011 14.719
2010 14.736
2009 14.753
2008 14.753
2007 14.753
2006 14.753
2005 14.753
% of health care facilities with 'basic waste management service' - 2016
16.9
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic waste management service refers to waste safely segregated into at least three bins, and sharps and infectious waste are treated and disposed of safely.
Year Value
2016 16.921
2015 16.921
2014 16.921
2013 16.921
2012 16.921
2011 16.921
2010 16.921
2009 12.410
2008 12.410
2007 12.410
2006 12.410
2005 12.410
% of health care facilities with 'limited waste management service' - 2016
82.7
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Limited waste management service refers to limited separation and/or treatment and disposal of sharps and infectious waste, but not all requirements for basic service are met.
Year Value
2016 82.727
2015 82.727
2014 82.727
2013 82.727
2012 82.727
2011 82.727
2010 82.727
2009 87.238
2008 87.238
2007 87.238
2006 87.238
2005 87.238
% of health care facilities with no waste management service - 2016
0.35
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: No waste management service refers to no separate bins for sharps or infectious waste, and sharps and/or infectious waste are not treated/disposed of safely.
Year Value
2016 0.351
2015 0.351
2014 0.351
2013 0.351
2012 0.351
2011 0.351
2010 0.351
2009 0.351
2008 0.351
2007 0.351
2006 0.351
2005 0.351
2004 0.351
2003 0.351
2002 0.351
2001 0.351
2000 0.351

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 22,564,000
$ 22,564,000
$ 484,000
$ 484,000
$ 361,000
$ 361,000
$ 141,000
$ 141,000
$ 86,000
$ 86,000
$ 40,000
$ 40,000
$ 4,000
$ 4,000