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# sanitation

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Bill Gates brings jar of human waste on stage to make point about lack of toilets in developing world
Gates has previously used shock tactics to draw attention to his disease-battling efforts.
Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet
With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.
Column: Laughter at World Toilet Day is worth it if it highlights that sanitation is a human right
Today is World Toilet Day. Yes, people might laugh, writes Michael Doorly, but did you know more children die from diarrhoea related disease than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Unsafe water kills over 1 million children every year – Oxfam
On World Water Day, Oxfam Ireland highlights the need for access to safe water worldwide – with 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone lacking access to safe toilets.
Two thirds of Mountjoy cells now have toilets – but many still slopping out
There’s still a long way to go before it ends completely but the number of prisoners forced to slop out at Mountjoy is at the lowest level in years.
Percentage living below the poverty line falls globally
However, a UN report reveals that a maternal death occurs every ten minutes in India.
No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…