New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: DaniBarrington June 22, 2018I am not sure it was Kris saying that (there is such a thing as harmless open defecation), but perhaps you are referring to one of my earlier responses? I don't think that it is about "absolutes" - it is about considering risks. There will always be risks associated with open defecation, my point was that in some cases, the risk associated wit […]
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: RaHaSolutions June 22, 2018Dear Kris, Are you arguing that there is harmless open defecation? Regards, John
- Grant funding from the Canadian Government’s Grand Challenge to Peepoople Kenya - by: indiebio June 22, 2018Hi Thanks for this post. Do you know what the progress of the PeePoo or similar is currently (2018?) Many thanks
- Re: Strategic Plans for Public Toilet Management in Australia - by: muench June 22, 2018Australia, the country with the BEST public toilets! I thought I'd share some photos with you of a public toilet at a playground just down the road from where I live. Some things to point out: - The toilet signs were new to me. I had to look up in the internet what RH and ambulant stands for. Would you have known? RH is for right hand and tells wheelcha […]
- Invitation to contribute to SuSanA by joining the team of co-leads for Working Group 5 - by: muench June 21, 2018Dear Daniel, Could you please provide an update on the process you are following here? You had a high number of people responding to your invitation to contribute to Working Group 5. What are your next steps now to harness that available energy? Perhaps you've already been in e-mail exchange with these people? I am curious. If your process works then we […]
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: DaniBarrington June 22, 2018