Impacts of sanitation on child mortality and school enrollment: a country-level analysis

Analysis of sanitation, health, and education using country-level data suggests that sanitation improves child health, increases enrollment, and leads to higher girls’ participation in schools. Sustainable access to water and sanitation for all is one of the ambitious goals of the Sustainable Development Goals declared by the United Nations in 2015. While there has been significant progress toward this goal in the past decade, billions of people across the globe still lack access to basic sanitation.