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This map tells us the percentage of the population that uses sanitation facilities that separates human fecal matter from human contact.
Data source: WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation
- Examples of “improved” sanitation facilities include: flush toilets, connections to a piped sewer system, connections to septic systems, flush or pour-flush to a pit or pit latrines, ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines, and composting toilets.
- Examples of sanitation facilities that are not “improved” include: public or shared latrines, flush/pour flush to elsewhere (not into a pit, septic tank, or sewer), open pit latrines, bucket latrines, hanging toilets, or no physical facilities (e.g., field).