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2012 in review: key health issues

A hand holding drinking-water from a piped source
WHO/Jim Holmes

Millennium Development Goal target on drinking-water met

On 6 March, WHO and UNICEF announced that the world had met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to safe drinking-water. Between 1990 and 2010, more than two billion additional people gained access to improved drinking-water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.

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