Forecasts of mortality and economic losses from poor water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper presents country-level estimates of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related mortality and economic losses associated with poor access to water and sanitation infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 1990 to 2050. The paper examines the extent to which the changes that accompany economic growth will ‘solve’ water and sanitation problems in SSA and, if so, how long it will take. The simulations suggest that WASH-related mortality will continue to differ markedly across countries in sub-Saharan Africa.