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How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health

The piece highlights how having a sound fecal sludge management system is of utmost importance in densely populated areas, where most residents are often not connected to conventional sewer networks. Madhu says, “based on the data culled by the Centre for Science and Environment through a survey of close to 75 cities, between 70-90% of our human waste goes untreated into the environment. The collected and untreated material is usually dumped in the nearest water body or open area, sometimes even in farmer fields all of which is hazardous to safe and healthy living. Government and citizens have to act together to solve for the problem.”

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Our Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

This week, we announced two emergency response grants totaling $2.8 million to meet the critical needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

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Diarrheal Disease: The Unfinished Agenda

One thousand children per day still die from diarrhea — a preventable tragedy. We’ve made progress, but we can do much better. Read about four critical things we need to do to protect children from diarrhea.

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Vaccine Heroes and the Work Ahead

In Mohsand, India, community health workers prioritize vaccinations.

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In South Sudan, Vaccine Stockpiles Save Lives

Vaccine stockpiles protect South Sudanese refugees against cholera.

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