The failure of governments in both rich and poor countries to prioritize basic sanitation is killing thousands of children every day, according to two reports released today by WaterAid and PATH. And a third report released yesterday suggests that the global economic crisis may increase the death rate, at least in Africa. Kevin FergusonPublic toilets in the developing world are fairly uncommon. Those that are available often fall into disrepair and disuse. Above, one of the glitzier examples of public plumbing in the slums of Delhi, India. All three reports offered this constructive advice: Promote access to drinking water, sanitation, …
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