Assessing the Problem of Poor Sanitation


Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems. And it will help reveal whether the world is on track to deliver UN Sustainable Goal 6 (SDG6).

SDG6 is the aspiration that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation and that water should be well managed all over the world – the target is to achieve this in the next 10 years.

Progress is monitored by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, working together as part of the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene.

The JMP is advised by high level sector experts, a group of whom was due to meet at the University this week but the meeting was cancelled because of COVID19.

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