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Initiative

Urban Sanitation

THE CHALLENGE

Worldwide, an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, representing more than 35% of the world’s population.* Lack of sanitation contributes to about 10% of the global burden of disease, mainly via diarrheal diseases.**

THE OPPORTUNITY

Global Partnerships aims to improve the health and economic position of urban and peri-urban households by investing in sustainable waste value chains through its Urban Sanitation initiative.

WHO IS SERVED?

The target demographic is populations living in poor, informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas, living on less than $3.20 PPP/person/day.

WHAT IS DELIVERED?

Clients Receive: Low cost, hygienic on-site toilets and community toilets with waste management services.

WHY IS IT IMPACTFUL?

Household health and economics improve due to:

  • Access to improved sanitation
  • Reduced use of unhygienic sanitation services
  • Lower rates of diarrhea and sanitation-related diseases

 

* Source: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/wash_statistics.html

** Source : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2981586/

By the Numbers

Current Portfolio as of December 31, 2018

$445,000 Capital Deployed
1 Partner

 

Cumulative Portfolio

224,417 Lives Impacted

Initiative active since 2016