More than 1 million Namibians defecate in the open

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More than half of the Namibian population lacks access to improved sanitation – a situation which is said to be directly linked to the recent cholera outbreak in the country. This was revealed by Unicef Namibia representative Micaela Marques de Sousa during the opening of the Southern Africa Regional Meeting on improving sanitation. The three-day workshop, themed Community-led Approach to Scaling Up Sanitation Coverage and Sustainable Hygiene Behaviour Change, which comes just seven weeks after the last case of cholera was reported in the country, will provide an opportunity to address the sanitation crisis.

Read more in The Namibian, 2nd April 2014

Date: 3 April 2014