1 in 9 people lack access to an improved water source,
approximately 780 million people,
or 11% of the global population.
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than 40% of the global population without access to improved drinking water.
These numbers are from the latest reports by the World Health Organization (WHO),
which reports every two years on progress towards the drinking-water and sanitation target under Millennium Development Goal 7.
This target calls for halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
between 1990 and 2015.
Between 1990 and 2010, two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources.
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