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Half of the world lives in “medieval” squalor

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.205h (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:205
  1. Benjamin Hope
  1. Clegg scholar, BMJ

    Half the world's population has no access to hygienic sanitation and cannot progress beyond “medieval” living conditions until this basic need is met, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said this week.

    The 1997 Progress Of Nations report states that almost three billion people, 300 million more than the 1992 estimate, cannot safely …

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