Friday, February 3, 2012

Tanzania has a long way to meet its sanitation needs

Believe it or not there are over 26 million Tanzanians that use unsanitary or shared latrines and 5.4 million have no latrine at all and are forced to relieve themselves in the open. Open defecation costs the country 46m US Dollars annually from this and between 60 and 80 percent of diseases requiring hospital attendance in the country are caused by water and sanitation related diseases. Without investing in the construction of toilets and latrines, 1 percent of the GDP will remain being lost annually.  

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