The United Nations reports that 43% of schools around the world lack basic hand washing facilities

The novel coronavirus pneumonia and other infectious diseases were 818 million of the total 43% schools in the world in 2019, and a total of 818 million children were at risk of new crown pneumonia and other infectious diseases, according to a joint report released by the United Nations Children’s fund and WHO in August 13th.

< / P > < p > the report shows that in 2019, 43% of schools in the world lack basic hand washing facilities, nearly 20% of schools only have limited hand washing facilities, and a quarter of schools have no hand washing facilities at all. Of the 818 million children affected, more than a third live in sub Saharan Africa, about 295 million. < / P > < p > the report shows that there is a serious regional imbalance in school facilities. Schools in Australia and New Zealand have achieved full coverage in hand washing, drinking water and sanitation facilities, while schools in Europe and North America have basically achieved full coverage. In Oceania, except Australia and New Zealand, only 17% of schools have basic hand washing facilities, and less than half of schools have basic drinking water and sanitation facilities. In the least developed countries, 70 per cent of schools lack basic hand washing facilities and half lack drinking water and sanitation.