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WASH Efforts See Urban-Rural Gaps In Laos

IRIN: Laos’s urban-rural WASH divide
“Laos has been growing at eight percent a year over the past decade but rural areas, where most people still live, are being left behind in terms of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, health experts warn. Nearly half of the Lao rural population practices open defecation, the second highest rate in Southeast Asia, says a 2013 U.N. joint monitoring report…” (3/5).