Millennium Development Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Target 7C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
Indicator 7.8: Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source
In eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, less than half of the population uses an improved drinking water source.
Improved drinking water coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa is still considerably lower than in other regions. Nevertheless, coverage has increased from 49 percent in 1990 to 60 percent in 2008, which means that an additional 238 million Sub-Saharan Africans are now using safe drinking water.
Source: AMCOW Snapshot of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Africa– 2010.