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Human development - why do billions still lack basic sanitation?
This BBC article highlights an oft-overlooked aspect of development: the need for basic sanitation. Over 2 billion people lack access to basic toilets, despite technological advances in toilets that would improve sanitation. However, the problem seems to be that the technology requires regular maintenance that is most easily provided in urban areas - hence, at the moment, there has been little take-up of these devices.