Tag Archives: Sanitation

12Feb/17

Won’t solemnise weddings without proof of toilets, declare Muslim imams in northern India

In a unique move, over 1,200 Muslim imams in India’s northern Haryana state declare that they will not solemnise a wedding without proofs of toilets at the residences of prospective brides and grooms.
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28Nov/16

Uganda orders closure of schools backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Ugandan authorities order the closure of a chain of Bridge International Schools, a for-profit international chain of schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over concerns about poor sanitation and curriculum.

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21Nov/16

Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
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28Sep/15

Tanzanian scientist invents low-cost water filter

ARUSHA, TANZANIA (REUTERS) – It’s good enough to drink, but just seconds before this water was full of dirt and bacteria.

Tanzanian scientist Askwar Hilonga has created this filter. He says it removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, micro-organisms and viruses.
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