Gender disparities in water, sanitation, and global health

Celebrating World Water Day, The Lancet Editors, including WSSCC Programme Manager Archana Patkar, highlighted the gains made towards Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7c, “to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”, and noted UN-Water's call for sustainable water management in view of future increases in demand and shortfalls in supply. As the primary water collectors worldwide, women are disproportionately affected by the scarcity of adequate resources; however, global estimates of improvements in water access do not reflect gender-disaggregated benefits and burdens.

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Authors: Bethany A Caruso, Varadan Sevilimedu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Archana Patkar, Kelly K Baker Publication Date: 15 August 2015 Publisher: The Lancet No. of Pages: 2

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