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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Health > Improved water source > % of population with access

DEFINITION: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mauritius 100% 2004
2 Botswana 95% 2004
=3 South Africa 88% 2004
=3 Seychelles 88% 2004
=3 Gabon 88% 2004
6 Namibia 87% 2004
7 Comoros 86% 2004
8 Cote d'Ivoire 84% 2004
9 The Gambia 82% 2004
10 Zimbabwe 81% 2004
11 Cape Verde 80% 2004
=12 Burundi 79% 2004
=12 Sao Tome and Principe 79% 2004
=12 Lesotho 79% 2004
15 Senegal 76% 2004
=16 Central African Republic 75% 2004
=16 Ghana 75% 2004
18 Rwanda 74% 2004
=19 Djibouti 73% 2004
=19 Malawi 73% 2004
21 Sudan 70% 2004
22 Benin 67% 2004
23 Cameroon 66% 2004
=24 Tanzania 62% 2004
=24 Swaziland 62% 2004
=26 Kenya 61% 2004
=26 Burkina Faso 61% 2004
=26 Liberia 61% 2004
=29 Eritrea 60% 2004
=29 Uganda 60% 2004
31 Guinea-Bissau 59% 2004
32 Zambia 58% 2004
33 Sierra Leone 57% 2004
=34 Angola 53% 2004
=34 Mauritania 53% 2004
36 Togo 52% 2004
=37 Mali 50% 2004
=37 Guinea 50% 2004
39 Nigeria 48% 2004
=40 Niger 46% 2004
=40 Democratic Republic of the Congo 46% 2004
=40 Madagascar 46% 2004
=43 Mozambique 43% 2004
=43 Equatorial Guinea 43% 2004
45 Chad 42% 2004
46 Somalia 29% 2004
47 Ethiopia 22% 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Improved water source > % of population with access. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Health/Improved-water-source/%-of-population-with-access

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Health > Improved water source > % of population with access

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