Water and sanitation are luxuries in many African countries, with an unacceptable amount of people dying of water-related diseases annually. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs), 2015, fast approaching many countries in Africa are asking themselves some tough questions about reaching their targets outlined as part of the MDGs such as water and sanitation. JAM’s Water and Sanitation Programmes seeks to alleviate the burdens of poor water hygiene and infrastructure on families and communities in Africa. Despite these efforts, there is still more to be done, as highlighted by The Times of Zambia who reported that Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling in this area.
Sub-Saharan Africa struggles*
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