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Eawag: Swiss Researchers invent a new Toilet

Eawag: Swiss Researchers invent a new Toilet | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it

«There are 2.6 billion people in the world who have no access to a decent toilet. An interdisciplinary team of Swiss aquatic researchers and designers from Austria won with their invention as part of the 'Re-invent the Toilet' competition, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation a special recognition award. The new toilet model will provide a sanitary solution that ensures human dignity and hygiene, while also being environment-friendly and economically feasible. All for less than five Cents per day and person.»


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Uganda: Nodding disease baffles experts

Uganda: Nodding disease baffles experts | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it

Here in a hot, dusty part of northern Uganda, children are falling victim to a mysterious disease that has confounded health officials.

It’s known loosely as “nodding disease” and almost every family in the village we’ve come to see in Pader District has at least one child suffering from it...


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