BBC News Profiles Sanergy’s Model for Providing Sustainable Urban Sanitation
Nearly a third of the world’s population still has no access to safe, hygienic sanitation. This means they have to go the toilet out in the open – in the bush, fields or forests. This leads to about 700,000 deaths each year from related diseases, says the World Bank, and stops children getting a proper education.
“Sanitation lies at the root of many other development challenges, as poor sanitation impacts public health, education, and the environment,” says Jyoti Shukla, senior manager of the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).
Tech companies, like Sanergy, are helping to address this issue, and investing in the private sector rather than the public sector to implement these solutions.
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