Toilet « taboo » hurts poor, development says expert - AlertNet
[Shit is] “the last big taboo and as a result more than one million kids die every year. Diarrhoea is the second largest cause of death after respiratory infections in young children,” (...)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, set up by the founder of technology giant Microsoft and his wife, has already given grants to researchers to come up with cheaper and more efficient toilets, he added.
“We need the cellphone of sanitation, an aspirational product,” Rijsberman said.