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A clean environment is an important part of a high standard of living. It is basic and is a good measure of the way a country or society is especially when you are considering its state of development.
We were interested in finding out which countries are leading the world in this regard and we have a list from a WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation sourced via the World Bank (the latest reliable stats we could find).
Share of Population with Access to Sanitation (2015 Figures)
United States 100%
United Kingdom 99%
South Sudan 7%
This list is not exhaustive but it gives a snapshot of how well or badly some major countries are doing when it comes to sanitation.
Obviously, Nigeria with 29% of the population having access to public sanitation is doing badly. The evidence is not difficult to find, a walk in many Nigerian cities shows garbage on the roads and people urinating and defecating in public places. Many people living in rural areas don’t have toilets at all.
Governments at all levels need to do more to address this thereby improving public sanitation and health of citizens.