UNICEF and the World Health Organization recently announced that the world had met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well ahead of the 2015 deadline.

 

In the lead-up to World Water Day on March 22, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Murat Sahin, UNICEF advisor on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools initiative, and Alexander Schratz, the Executive Director of Fit for School, a Philippines-based non-governmental organization, about how much progress has been made and what this means for children.

For more information, see http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/what-does-achieving-the-water-mdg-mean-for-school-children/.