Ghana's water and sanitation crisis

In Ghana, nearly three million people rely on surface water to meet their daily water needs, leaving them vulnerable to water-related illness and disease. And, 31 percent of Ghanaians lack access to improved sanitation or are entirely without toilet facilities.

Despite continued, positive economic growth, there remains a tremendous need for water and sanitation access in Ghana. Many households without access to safely managed water and sanitation services lack the upfront funds needed to invest in solutions such as household connections to piped water services or a toilet.

In Ghana and around the world, millions are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with the added challenge of living without access to safe water. Now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of families in Ghana.

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