News tagged with sanitation

Filthy toilets a blight on Asian prosperity

Fast-growing Asian economies may be flush with money but filthy toilets remain a blight across the region despite rising standards of living, with dire effects on poverty reduction and public health.

dateMay 02, 2011 in Health
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Turning waste into profit

About 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, including more than 10 million in Kenya’s densely populated urban slums. Given the lack of critical infrastructure, slum dwellers go to the ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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In the World: Clean Water for Ghana

Nearly 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. The problem is particularly dire in Ghana, where diarrhea causes 25 percent of all deaths of children below the age of five each year, according ...

dateApr 30, 2010 in Engineering
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