Daniel Armah-Attoh

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Women draw water from a pump in Tougbo, Ivory Coast, on Jan. 22. (Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images)

In March, government, civil society and private-sector leaders gathering for the ninth World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, will try to move the world toward the United Nations’ sixth sustainable development goal: universal access to safe water and sanitation.

With billions of people still lacking these basic necessities, it’s an ambitious goal. The World Health Organization and UNICEF estimate that the current rate of progress would need to quadruple to meet the 2030 target. According to these agencies, progress is particularly slow in sub-Saharan Africa.

The coronavirus pandemic has added urgency to advocacy for expanding access to clean water needed for hand-washing as an important preventive measure against the virus, as well as other infectious diseases.…  Seguir leyendo »