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WASH Progress Being Made But More Education Needed To End Open Defecation

Inter Press Service: “Ambition & Action” Needed to End Open Defecation
“What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of? For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. … The … Sustainable Development Goal[s] (SDGs) include a pledge that aims to provide everyone with access to toilets and improved sanitation services by 2030. … ‘[M]eeting the target will require a step-change in our ambition and action,’ says WaterAid U.K.’s Tim Wainwright…” (Higginbotham, 11/27).

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