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South Sudan - Small and Medium Towns Water Supply and Sanitation - Feasibility Study and Detailed Design

22-Oct-2013

Despite the availability of surface and ground water resources, evidence suggests that two in three people in the country don’t have access to safe and potable water supply services. Even worse, more than eight out of ten people don’t have access to adequate sanitation services. This situation implies that more than six million people are deprived of access to improved water supply services and about eight million people lack access to improved sanitation services. The low levels of access to safe and potable water supply and adequate sanitation services coupled with poor hygiene awareness has been the principal cause of water related diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and guinea worm. South Sudan is home to the largest incidence of guinea worm in the world that is transmitted through drinking contaminated and stagnant water. Therefore, improving water supply and sanitation services is an imperative. Government has labeled the water supply and sanitation sector as an extreme high priority and a key entry point to its development objectives. Furthermore, Government has classified the sector as one of the top six expenditure priorities as enunciated in all key Government strategic documents

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