Improved Sanitation 2012
The proportion of the population using an improved sanitation facility is an important indicator of the likelihood of clean water and contraction of diarrhea and other diseases. Improved sanitation refers to a facility that hygienically separates human excrement from human contact, which unlike open defecation has less likelihood to contaminate both the water supply and come into contact with food or people in a way that poses a risk to their health. Across the ten communes, the proportion of the population that uses improved sanitation is low at 22%. Many communes such as Tiburon, Ile à Vache and Chardonnières fall well below the rural average of 17%, according 2006 WHO numbers. Ile a Vache has the lowest proportion of the population using an improved sanitation facility at 9% and Tiburon at 10%.
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