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May 21, 2021
GFA World is installing thousands of toilets in some of the world’s remotest and least developed areas -- places where people typically relieve themselves in the bushes, by the local river, or in the street.
It’s part of a global effort to curb deadly diseases spread by people practicing open defecation, known as OD, says the agency’s new report Taking the Toilet Challenge.
OD spreads cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid and leads to chronic diarrhea -- killing millions of children worldwide every year.