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SANITATION BACKGROUND

Why Invest in Sanitation?

Water Supply and Sanitation: Sector Results Profile

 

SANITATION PHOTOS

 

Two workers installing a concrete ring for a household latrine in East Java, Indonesia.
(Photo credit: WSP)

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A sanitarian cart promoting a healthy toilet with contact details and installment of USD 10 cents a day in East Java, Indonesia.
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Handwashing is a key component of hygiene promotion in Tanzania where the economy loses US$206 million each year (301 billion Tanzanian Shillings) -- equivalent to 1 percent of  GDP due to poor sanitation.
(Photo credit: WSP/Helena Goldon)

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In Latin America and the Caribbean 60 percent of children under 12 years of age and 50 percent of adolescents between the ages of 13-19 live in poverty, which means that approximately 118 million poor children have little or no access to adequate sanitation. (Peru)
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Inadequate sanitation costs Pakistan economic losses totaling US$ 5.7 billion (PKR 343.7 billion) each year, equivalent to 3.9 percent of the country’s GDP. In rural Pakistan, communities like this in Umar Kot  construct basic toilets with materials that they have readily and locally available.
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Latrines jostle for space in highly populated slums in Indian cities. Twenty three million people in India depend on community facilities. This picture shows a slum that has organized itself to construct and manage community toilets.
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