Taming Waters for Health, Jobs in Yaounde

Extreme weather and torrential rains are increasing flooding across Africa, say climate-change scientists and development planners. Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, is implementing a master plan that has already cut severe flooding by four-fifths and reduced water-borne diseases - including malaria and typhoid, which have dropped by nearly half.

Open drain in Briqueterie, a poor neighborhood in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, in 2009, as a sanitation pilot project was beginning.

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