Children in West and Central Africa

UNICEF in the region

Polio immunization

Child and Maternal Health


HIV/AIDS in the region


Water and sanitation

Child protection


Progress towards MDG 7 (Water)

Only 8 of the 24 countries of the region are on track to meet the water target of the MDG 7.

Seven countries are not on track, 5 have made insufficient progress and 4 have no sufficient data.

Progress towards the MDG water target

The eight countries that are on track are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Mali.

The 5 countries that are not on track are: Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal.

The 3 countries that have made insufficient progress are: Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The 3 countries that have no sufficient data are: Congo, Gambie, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome-and-Principe.

Source: JMP WHO/UNICEF 2010




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