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Feed Your Family For a Year or Build One Toilet?

Jessica Rivera

Which would you choose?
Throughout Nepal, the government is pushing villagers to build toilets in their homes to eradicate open defecation. Across Southeast Asia, more than 600 million people lack access to toilets, making diseases from contact with human waste a staggering medical problem. Health care professionals call for more education of citizens about the risks of open defecation to accompany government pressure to build and to use toilets.

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