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In a blog, World Bank Group President Malpass says the Bank is working to ensure funding directly supports health workers battling the epidemic.

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The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is affecting potential economic growth and human and environmental well-being.

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President David Malpass at the World Bank Group Econothon. © World Bank
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The percentage of people with cell phone subscriptions is now higher than those using sanitation services. In 2000, only 12% of the global population had mobile phone subscriptions. In 2015, the rate is near 97% — a trend consistent across world regions.


These increases in cell phone users far exceed the number of people using at least basic sanitation services, which encompass improved sanitation facilities that are not shared with other households. In 2015, approximately 70% of the global population used at least basic sanitation services — a rate that only increased by 10 percentage points in the last 15 years. Read More.


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