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0 Visualizing death and disease from lack of sanitation

Guest post by Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Flickr, mrlego54 Earlier this week we marked World Toilet Day, created to raise awareness of the fact that billions of people around the world lack access to this basic necessity. The…

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1 For World Toilet Day Gates Foundation motto: Every shit has value

Ugandans transport a Swiss-made ‘diversion’ toilet – one of the Gates Foundation’s winners in its re-inventing the toilet competitionEawag It’s World Toilet Day so the world is awash with potty humor, bizarre videos and otherwise earnest organizations giddily celebrating the use of obscenity or fart jokes in support of saving…

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2 Gates-backed tech toilet poops out in India

One of the most popular missions lately for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been its effort to re-invent the toilet, an initiative it launched nearly two years ago to great media fanfare. Lack of access to proper sanitation is a huge global public health threat, and need.

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2 Gates Foundation pushes re-invention of the toilet

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it was shifting its emphasis in water and sanitation efforts to push for a radical re-invention of the toilet. The Gates Foundation today formally announced its new strategy at a sanitation conference in Kigali, Rwanda (though the gist of the toilet…

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0 Making Sanitation Sexy

Lack of proper sanitation is why many Haitians are under assault from cholera right now, with more than 2,300 dead so far and 100,000 sickened. Millions of people, mostly children, die from diarrhea and other water-borne illnesses spread by lack of toilets, sewer systems and clean water, says the World…

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0 Think of Haiti’s dead and sick on World Toilet Day

It’s World Toilet Day and the blogosphere is all abuzz with humorous talk of toilets, interesting factoids (e.g., more people have cell phones than they do access to toilets) and those calling an end to this “crappy problem.” Every day is World “Something” Day and such Hallmark Card attempts to…