This map tells us the percentage of the population that uses sanitation facilities that separates human fecal matter from human contact.
Data source: 2010 World Health Statistics Report from the World Health Organization. Data from 2008. This data was collected by the World Health Organization. The World Policy Analysis Center is not responsible for any errors or omissions.
- 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).