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Celebrating World Toilet Day and the power of a pit latrine

Celebrating World Toilet Day and the power of a pit latrine


USA (MNN) — One look at the calendar might induce a double-take. 591 more words

Prayer Uproar

11 November 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, Machine Gun Corps

Saturday.  We are moving up to huts in PIONEER ROAD some time today, but the Coy. 85 more words

Global Giving

Toilets & Water for school children, rural India

This project hosted by Global Giving will help to build toilets and maintain them for school children in rural schools in Tamil Nadu. 107 more words


No evidence that current sanitation interventions stop faecal exposure

A systematic review [1] of 29 studies found “little to no effect from sanitation interventions” on “faecal-oral transmission of enteric and other pathogens”. The transmission pathways reviewed included “faecal pathogens or indicator bacteria in drinking water, hand contamination, sentinel toys, food, household and latrine surfaces and soil, as well as flies and observations of human faeces”. 211 more words

Sanitation And Health

UN admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak that killed 10,000 people

From RT
August 18, 2016

United Nations officials acknowledged, for the first time, the role peacekeepers played in the 2010 deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed 10,000 people and sickened hundreds of thousands of others. 662 more words

Greetings from Ahépé!

Bonjour, family! Bonjour, friends! Bonjour, other trainees’ moms! I hope you are all enjoying your air conditioning and fish that isn’t smoked sardines! FREAKING SARDINES! I miss home, but I am having an amazing time in Ahépé, the Duluth of West Africa, a small village in the Maritime Region in Togo! 970 more words

Peace Corps

Good Communication Good Business

LBO Kim Null, 52, started his current successful latrine business as a mason for a concrete producer in late 2013. His wife and he are living with five children and two other relatives in Chambok Haer village, Puok commune, Pouk district, Siem Reap province. 400 more words

Latrine Business Owner