Over 800 bioethicists have signed a letter calling for the United States government to remedy its failures to assure the children it is detaining at its border are in safe and sanitary conditions

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…(I)n 17 countries at least one in five health-care facilities has no clean water service on site. That’s just one of many disturbing findings in a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization

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Health care reform has been the hottest topic. What to do about America’s aging infrastructure has been less animated but may be more pressing

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An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development

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Reinventing the Toilet

June 20, 2017

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution

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…there’s new evidence that the toll from Haiti’s ongoing cholera epidemic is significantly higher than official tallies suggest. Meanwhile, survivors appear to be making headway in a legal and public relations campaign to gain compensation from the agency they blame for introducing cholera to the island nation: the United Nations

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Happy #WorldToiletDay!

November 19, 2015

Today is World Toilet Day, a chance to think about the billions of people in the world who don’t have toilets. People like me. Here’s what it’s like to live without one

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An outbreak of cholera in Haiti that began in 2010 is still killing people. Why have attempts to get it under control failed? Rose George reports

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