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Smoothing the way for more pit latrines

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UNICEF and NGOs in West Africa have realised that it is not poverty or lack of resources that are responsible for the lack of sanitation in rural areas, but a lack of understanding about costs and benefits. Through CLTS, Plan International, WaterAid and UNICEF in West Africa all encourage communities to build inexpensive hygienic latrines themselves. Building and using latrines is one of the most effective ways to combat diarrhea, which kills 1.5 million under-five children globally each year.

Source: All Headline News 31st August 2011

Date: 8 September 2011