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For the triumph of the Toilets!

On 19th and 20th November, the “World Toilet Day“conference was organized by UNU-MERIT, amidst the brouhaha of the demonetization. Chuckling at the name of the conference is quite natural, but the cause of concern at the conference was as huge as the demonetization today. 1,348 more words


Smitty - Letter XIII

Back in the states, people were still dancing to the tunes of The Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie and Artie Shaw.  They listened to the songs of Doris Day, the Andrew Sisters, Lena Horne and Rosemary Clooney.  1,416 more words



Bobby and me have lasted three days with people being mean to us and not getting much food. They make us do all the bad jobs and people say not nice things to us. 129 more words

Zombie Philes

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”. 220 more words

Sanitation And Health