In honor of World Toilet Day, we have compiled a list of a few innovative toilet designs that show promise in helping to solve sanitation and ecological problems.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Out of the world's population of 7.3 billion people, about one-quarter of them drink water from sources polluted with fecal matter, and one billion people practice open defacation. That number is especially high in rural parts of the world, where…
By Laura Santhanam
It will take all of three seconds to recognize UNICEF India’s recent “Take The Poo To The Loo” is not your average public service announcement. The Indian government and private aid groups have struggled with the country’s rural sanitation for…
By Ruth Tam
As Obama Arrives, Reflecting on Change in South Africa and Iconic Leader Mandela…
By Talea Miller
Health experts are calling for the creation of a cholera vaccine stockpile so the vaccine can be deployed in future cholera outbreaks, like the one still spreading in Haiti.
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya, where private capital is being used to help install toilets and sanitation facilities in the country's poorest areas.
By Larisa Epatko
Preventing the spread of disease in Haiti's quake-damaged cities, where thousands have taken refuge in temporary camps, is a formidable task in a country that already posed sanitation challenges.
Federal investigators uncovered new details this week about conditions at a Georgia food factory that produced salmonella-tainted peanut products, which have killed eight and sickened hundreds more. Elizabeth Weise of USA Today updates the story.
In the wake of Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak, worsening food shortages and political unrest, some international leaders are urging embattled President Robert Mugabe to step down. An analyst provides an update on the situation.
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