Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sanitation in news

Korea's toilet and bidet revolution: How Korea got on board with the non-paper wiping culture

World's largest public toilet opens in Japan: It's actually a really nice design. Public toilets as art. Have you noticed that Asian countries seem far more inclined to spend more time on their sanitation than anybody else. Good for them.

Sulabh Toilet International, an Indian organization that builds public toilets in urban areas and educates manual scavengers, is being written about again, this time in a Tanzanian newspaper. (Hopefully a precursor to spreading their model to Africa?)

Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet International, gives business advice to Israeli students.

Two men in Oregon were fired after complaining to the government that their boss did not provide an on-site toilet and were forced to use a bucket.

Activists in Mumbai are fighting for the right of women to use public toilets without pay. Men don't have to pay; women do. They're calling it the "Right to Pee."

BBC columnist asks whether the toilet problem in India is a "cultural problem." (Disclaimer: I don't like this article at all.)

Scientists have done research and found that a drug formerly used to treat arthritis can be used to treat dysentery.

1 comment:

  1. There was a comment in the BBC Column from a reader that was more infuriating than his article: "Hadn't realised the situation was so poor. Certainly a deterrent to buying foodstuff or fabrics from the sub-continent". Yeah, cholera has a way of traveling in a shirt from India. Don't be stupid peoples.