, Wed 21 Nov, 12:27 pm
Of the eight Millennium Development Goals, the least progress has been made on ensuring adequate access to sanitation for the 15 percent of the world's population still defecating in the open, a sanitation advocate says.
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South Africa: Dreams of Better Sanitation Go Down the Toilet
allAfrica.com, 19 November 2012
Gogo Sikhosana Ngcobo is 76 years old. Growing up, she says she had dreams of what her life would be like. They featured a brick house with a flushing toilet. Those dreams, like all the teeth in her mouth, are long gone. “I did not imagine that living in an urban area, after voting, I would still be using a pit latrine,” she complained. “Our councillor has neglected us, ...
Africa: Let's Talk About Poo
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 22 October 2012
Enter the dignified portals of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine this week, and the first thing you will see is a gold-plated turd, resting on a scarlet silk cushion. It is labelled "The Golden Poo", and is actually a Japanese good luck charm (a word play on the similarity between the words for "luck" and "poo" in Japanese.)