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Toilet training

By Chris Chambers, 12-09-2008

2008 is the United Nations International Year of Sanitation – and there’s a good reason for it with an estimated 2.6 billion people, forty per cent of the world’s population, having no access to a toilet. And in many cases, a toilet that is available can be a health hazard in itself.  (…)

It’s a target that seems highly unlikely to be met but there are numerous organisations around the world that are trying to improve the situation. One of them is SIMAVI, a Dutch NGO that’s been working for more than eighty years to improve the health conditions for the very poorest people in Asia and Africa. (…)

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