Nudge for toilets

Where Toilets “Take a Village”

Asking “Why Toilets?” the World Toilet Organization cites childhood mortality, women’s safety, and the rippling impact of disease from open defecation. Below, Matt Damon explains his support: Where are we going? To why a toilet takes a village. The Role of the Village escribed in a paper from MIT, eliminating open defecation is about more than toilets. The MIT study focused on a sanitation project in rural India where open defecation was the norm for most of the population. Because the villagers’ sole water sources were ponds and open streams, they had pathogen-related disease from ingested water. Infected, they then transmitted the pathogens to each other because of poor hygiene. ….[READ]


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