News tagged with sanitation

Water should be a human right

In this months PLoS Medicine Editorial, the editors argue that -- despite recent international objections -- access to clean water should be recognised as a human right.

Jun 30, 2009
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Solar-powered sterilization technology

Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation. The "solar steam" sterilization system uses ...

Jul 22, 2013
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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 ...

Apr 30, 2010
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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 ...

Nov 19, 2010
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