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Botswana: Botswana Forerunner for MDG7

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana, Environment, Health

Edmund Smith-Asante observes [1] that Botswana is the only African country most likely to approach the MDG7 (achieving universal access to water by 2015): “Botswana currently experiences 89 under-five sanitation-related deaths yearly, the lowest on the African continent, saves 14 under-five lives annually with its current rate of investment in the sector, and is projected to save two lives each year if it is able to meet its MDG target of 69%.”