March 2006: Water is life. Yet 4,500 children die each day from waterborne illnesses. One in 6 people lacks access to safe water, and fewer than half of all households have sanitation facilities. Millennium Development Goal 7 - reducing by half the proportion of people without these essentials - is both attainable and critical to the lives of children.
March 2009: Part II of II: West and Central Africa has the lowest improved sanitation coverage and highest under-five mortality rates in the world.
September 2006: All children have a right to safe water and basic sanitation - and to the health they sustain.