January 10

Analysis: Schools and Hospitals Fighting Water Issues, Covid-19

Safe water supply is key to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic but access to this vital commodity remains elusive for millions of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa, reports say.

Water access gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa remain, both at institutions such as healthcare facilities and schools, and at the household level, endangering millions lives by the lack of simple hygiene practices such as handwashing.

According to, a non-profit organisation that aims to increase access to water and sanitation globally, 41 percent of Kenyans do not have basic sanitation solutions while 15 percent use unimproved water sources including ponds, shallow wells and rivers.

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Source: SciDev.Net SS Africa (link opens in a new window)