What is the minimum acceptable standard of sanitation exactly


“On sanitation, however, the picture was less encouraging, with the percentage of those with at least a minimum acceptable standard rising only to 58 percent in 2002, the last year for which figures were available, from 49 percent in 1990.”

Does that mean running water, an outhouse, garbage pickup or what?

This World Health Organisation report (PDF) is probably a good place to start - essentially, poor sanitation is regarded as open, public or bucket latrines, and poor water supply either being something easily contaminated (such as a pond) or easily interrupted (such as tanker or bottle supplies).

Hmm…So Wriglyville after a Cubs game does not seem to meet the standard. People peeing everywhere and Lake Michigan water full of Milwaukee’s sewer discharge…