Poor sanitation poses major health risks in African countries: Report

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A new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reveals that poor sanitation continues to pose major health, environmental and socioeconomic risks in many African countries.

The paper highlights ways to improve management, generate industry from human waste, and improve sanitation for cities and households with poor fecal sludge management. 

The research paper, Fecal sludge management in Africa: Socio-economic aspects, human and environmental health implications, is launched on World Toilet Day (today).

The day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation.

Sankulleh Janko reports.

A toilet that turns poop into manure (Photo Sustainable Sanitation Alliance)

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