Today proper water and sanitation systems are as crucial as ever to avoid crippling infectious diarrhoeal diseases, such as cholera and salmonellosis. Every dollar spent on sanitation brings a return of $5.50, in the form of lower health costs and improved productivity, according to the World Health Organization. Worryingly, however, 14% of the world still practises what health types politely call ‘open defecation.'” Read the full article here.
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