Overview | Aperçu

Children in West and Central Africa

UNICEF in the region

Polio immunization | Vaccination contre la polio

Maternal and Newborn Health


HIV/AIDS in the region


Water and Sanitation

Child Protection



The drinking water ladder

The drinking water ladder presents drinking water coverage as a three-step ladder that includes the proportion of the population using:
• unimproved drinking water sources
• improved drinking water sources other than piped water
• water piped into a dwelling, plot or yard.

It also presents progress made since 1990, the reference year for the MDG.

Source: Snapshot of water in Africa, UNICEF/WHO, June 2008



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