The Second African Conference on Sanitation and
Hygiene—AfricaSan+5—was held in Durban, South Africa from February 18–21, 2008,
with firm resolutions to place sanitation and hygiene at the top of the
development agenda in Africa.
AfricaSan+5 follows on after the First AfricaSan Conference held in 2002 that
helped to formulate a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) specifically for
sanitation: to reduce, by half, the number of people without access to basic
sanitation and hygiene by 2015. The Second AfricaSan Conference was the climax
of a continent-wide process to assess progress, challenges, and lessons towards
achieving the sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG).
At the conference Ministers signed the eThekwini Declaration and approved the
AfricaSan Action Plan (http://www.wsp.org/wsp/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/eThekwiniAfricaSan.pdf)
Progress on the ‘eThekwini commitments on sanitation