2017 Volume 66 Issue 4 Pages 425-433
The achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) was reviewed, and the surrounding situation of the indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the 2030 agenda was summarized. The status of WASH related indicators (i.e., dependency of improved drinking water, piped water on premises, surface drinking water sources, improved sanitation facilities, and open defecation) of each country or regions were visualized using Geographical Information System (GIS). Furthermore, the relationships between these indicators and WASH-related health indexes (i.e. disability-adjusted life years (DALY) caused by diarrhea) was analyzed by regression curves. As a result, the relationship between "piped water on premises quot; and DALY was proven by a regression curve with a relatively high correlation.