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Poor school bathroom sanitation an obstacle to educating Indian girls

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Hillary Smith

October 23, 2014

Recently, I watched a news segment on MSNBC that discussed the problem of poor sanitation in girls' bathrooms in many schools in India. The reporter visited one school in New Delhi, where the girls' toilet facilities are rudimentary and filthy––consisting of holes in the ground, grimy floors, mosquitoes...

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Shelly Le

November 17, 2011

25 Percentage of the population that lives in developing countries that face water shortages because of a lack of infrastructure to fetch water from rivers and aquifers. 10 Percentage of the global population that consumes foods irrigated by waste water that can contain chemicals or disease-...

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