Basic sanitation means access to pit latrines or toilets linked to a cesspit, but not to a sewerage system. These might be private or shared. Almost half (48%) of the world population use this type of sanitation.
Those who do not have access to basic sanitation either have poor sanitation facilities, or are linked to a mains sewerage system. Of the populations of Rwanda and the United Kingdom, 7% have access to basic sanitation. In Rwanda 92% have no access to good toilets; in the United Kingdom 92% of people have access to toilets that are attached to mains sewerage systems.