Sanergy: Sustainable Sanitation




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SANITATION CRISIS IN KENYA

As of 2015, around 2.6 billion people across the globe lacked access to adequate sanitation and waste management services. These people relieved themselves near water bodies, the roadside, and poorly built toilets and this resulted in the spread of various diseases. Inadequate and unhygienic sanitation led to life- threatening infections like diarrhea and cholera. Moreover, improper sanitation was the second largest cause of deadly diseases in the world.

In developing countries, the economic costs of poor sanitation and hygiene amounted to 2% of the total GDP. According to the World Bank’s Water Sanitation Program, 18 African countries lost around US$ 5.5 billion every year due to poor sanitation. Of this, open defecation accounted for losses of US$ 2 billion...

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