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We need a toilet design solution that suits local people’s needs. Hafidz Alifuddin/Pexels.com

We should talk more about toilets

Communication between programmers and local communities can provide good opportunities in the toilet prototyping process from the beginning of the design process.
The settlement of Old Fadama has reinvented itself Wikimedia Commons

How Accra tackled complex challenges in an urban slum

In cross-sector collaboration, communities and citizens articulate their needs and then partner with governments and NGOs to address these self-identified problems.
Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
The coronavirus lockdown has amplified the problem of access to clean and safe public toilets for everyone. Shutterstock

Britain’s public toilet shame: time for equal access to decent facilities for all

Coronavirus has amplified the fact that inadequate toilet access has long been a feature of UK life for many, including women and the disabled. Vulnerable people deserve better.
Fresh produce at a market in Blantyre, Malawi. Supplied

Connecting food waste and sanitation services can help African farmers

Across Africa less than 10% of the population is connected to a sewer system. But the waste could be used elsewhere.

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