Sunday, 8 December 2013

Talking crap saves lives - by James Haughton

As much as we know here at Dig Deep that providing clean water is just part  of the battle of improving community health, its tough to talk about crap. 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet. Just 1 gram of faeces can contain 1,000 parasite cysts, 1 million bacteria, 50 diseases, 100 worm eggs and 10 million viruses. The problem is breathtaking and it is small wonder 50% of the hospital beds in the world are taken by those suffering from water borne diseases. Building toilets saves lives and wherever we can we invest in sanitation alongside our projects in Kenya. Do take a moment to watch this fabulous TED talk from Rose George.

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