Learn The Impact of Open Defecation On Indonesia

Indonesia is the country with the second highest number of people practicing open defecation, Indonesian provinces are being adversely impacted upon – see each individual province profile below.

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Children's stunting rate in South Sumatera reach 36.7% due to poor sanitation

Sumatera Selatan still faces the problem of Open Defecation. The province has 7.942.000 population, of which 766,843 are children, but only 51.66% of its population has access to improved sanitation.

16.6% has no access to a toilet at all. School toilet facilities regarded as being in good condition only reach 24.90%.

The effect of poor sanitation contributes to the death of children in Sumatera Selatan up to 29 per 1,000 child birth and diarrhea incidence rate of 1.30% in children. Poor sanitation in Sumatera Selatan also contributes to a stunting rate of 36.7% in children.

Learn more about open defecation issues in Sumatera Selatan by downloading the report.


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