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MBUJI-MAYI : Sanitation Status

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Sanitation provision in Mbuji-Mayi (DRC’s third-largest city) is grossly deficient, as in most cities in sub-Saharan Africa: most people do not have access to a hygienic toilet; large amounts of faecal waste are discharged to the environment without adequate treatment; this is likely to have major impacts on infectious disease burden and quality of life (Hutton et al. 2007). This is reported to be the largest city in Africa without a piped water system (USAID 2009). This article briefly summarizes the current sanitation situation in Mbuji-Mayi.

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