open defecation

The World Post
My work in Somalia twenty-five years ago is still very much with me today. We have come a long way, but still have much further
The World Post
Shyama V. Ramani, Professorial fellow, United Nations University Thousands of toilets lie abandoned in India either never
Arts & Culture
If convicted, Natali Cohen Vaxberg could be subject to a year in jail and/or a fine.
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It's a devastating health and women's rights issue.
The World Post
The world has come a long way. In 1990, nearly half the global population lacked adequate sanitation and 1 in 4 people worldwide (1.3 billion) defecated in the open. In 2015, 68 percent of the global population -- which is now 2 billion higher -- has improved sanitation.
WorldPost
Brides will refuse to marry into families that don't have a toilet. It's a movement nicknamed "No loo, No I do."
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When we first started working in the WASH sector in Zambia, we were using mobile phones and cloud-based data aggregation to engage government workers. We worked through community volunteers and district environmental health technicians. Little did we know, we had only scratched the surface.
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Diseases linked to open defecation are responsible for a child's death every 2.5 minutes, as U.N. Deputy Secretary-General
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Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty in half by 2010, why has it not yet cut hunger in half?
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In many countries, open defecation is a hidden problem. Hidden among the poor, in rural areas, or remote villages. But it should not be hidden away from public discourse.
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People are beginning to realize that toilets and sanitation are critical to making sure that we protect hard-won gains and keep up the momentum in all of the more traditionally attractive areas of development.
Religion
None of this is to say that open defecation is either a good idea in this day and age, or even defensible. But making sweeping claims, using them to justify near-bigotry, and papering over obvious challenges hardly advances the conversation.
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WASH Warriors: it's time to make toilets for all a reality, putting an end to the practice of open defecation and giving women and girls the tools to safely manage their menstrual hygiene needs.
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The availability of clean water is a matter of life or death, particularly for vulnerable children. Every 21 seconds, a child
The World Post
"There are so many latrines that have been abandoned, or were not used, or got used as storage sheds. We may think it's a
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'Sanitation and water for all' is more than a title. It is a goal that is both morally right and unquestionably necessary.
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It is difficult to understand why, in 2013, about 2.5 billion people around the world still lack access to adequate sanitation. More people have cell phones than toilets in today's world.