Gates Foundation Announces $42 Million to Address Global Sanitation Issues

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At AfricaSan 3 in Kigali, Rwanda, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced grants totaling $42 million as part of a new strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world.

The new funding represents an increased focus by the foundation on sanitation, with the goal of spurring innovations in the capture and storage of waste as well as its processing into reusable energy, fertilizer, and fresh water. As part of the strategy, the foundation also will support efforts to end open defecation and increase access to affordable, long-term sanitation solutions that people want to use.

Source: Philanthropy News Digest, 20th July 2011

Date: 24 July 2011