Women in sub-Saharan Africa lack Safe Sanitation

297 million African women and girls lack safe and adequate sanitation, out of those 107 million do not have a toilet at all, according to WaterAid

According to a survey conducted by WaterAid, 297 million African women and girls lack safe and adequate sanitation, out of those 107 million do not have a toilet at all.

The survey found that, seven in 10 women in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a safe toilet, which threatens their health and exposes them to shame, fear and even violence.

It is estimated that 18 million South Africans do not have access to adequate sanitation. Those who have inadequate sanitation may be using the bucket system or pit toilets.

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Source: 
SABC News

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