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Sustainable Models For Improved Sanitation Vital To Achieving SDG To End Open Defecation

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Addressing the sanitation crisis one toilet at a time
Nitin Paranjpe, president of home care at Unilever

“…Improving sanitation is a vital part of [the Sustainable Development Goals] and will only be achieved with sustained commitment and collaboration. … We know that to really make a difference you have to offer long-term, sustainable models. The Domestos Toilet Academy aims to do just this — helping local micro-entrepreneurs to establish businesses to install and maintain hygienic toilets in their communities. … The Toilet Academies program is a market-based solution that provides jobs, improves health and well-being, and in the long term, helps to stimulate the local economy. Once established, it becomes a self-sustaining model with minimal further investment required. Getting to scale with these kinds of models will go a long way to achieving the Global Goal of ending open defecation by 2030…” (11/16).

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