Solar Hub report
Strategy Advancement Report
The need for access to safe and sustainable water services in the West and Central Africa region is immense. In 2020, only 65% of people in SubSaharan Africa had access to basic water service, and only 30% had access to a safely managed water service. The situation in schools and healthcare facilities is even more dire. The 2020 Joint Monitoring Programme analysis reported that 40% of rural schools in Sub-Saharan Africa have no water service (either no water facility or it is unimproved).
This has enormous implications for the attendance, enrolment, and participation of children in schools, particularly girls. In Sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 26% of healthcare facilities do not have access to a water service, putting millions of children and their families at risk.