UN SDG #6 Clean Water and Sanitation UN SDG #6
UN SDG #3 Good Health and Well-being UN SDG #3

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Provide actual, sustainable solutions to sanitation

2.1 billion of the world’s urban population use non-piped (non-sewered) sanitation technologies such as latrines, cesspools, septic tanks, or aqua privies to capture and contain their excreta (fecal matter and urine). These types of sanitation “solutions” tend to be unsustainable and are often detrimental to public health.

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Provide actual, sustainable solutions to sanitation

2.1 billion of the world’s urban population use non-piped (non-sewered) sanitation technologies such as latrines, cesspools, septic tanks, or aqua privies to capture and contain their excreta (fecal matter and urine). These types of sanitation “solutions” tend to be unsustainable and are often detrimental to public health.
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$1.6T
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Water used for irrigation, bathing, household activities, and drinking is contaminated with sewage and excreta. Pathogens in uncontained fecal matter are spread throughout communities particularly in urban areas. The consequences for the poor are profound: an estimated 1.6 million children die each year from diarrheal diseases, many of which are caused by fecal-oral contamination. Making sanitation services truly safe and sustainable for the poor will save millions Improving human waste containment and management technologies can help achieve this goal while growing and strengthening the sanitation service sector and providing employment.

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