CLTS saves lives in rural Chad

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Chad has one of the lowest rates of access to safe drinking water and sanitation services in the world. The result has been recurrent outbreaks of diseases like polio, meningitis and cholera. While access to safe water and sanitation is improving in urban areas, children in rural areas are almost always at risk from these sanitation-related diseases. UNICEF and partners are now implementing CLTS in eight regions across Chad to change this. Since the project began, 202 villages have achieved 100 per cent latrine coverage and, with it, cleaner, healthier living conditions.

Source: UNICEF

Date: 11 May 2012