At the start of 2008, the International Year of Sanitation, nearly two thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa were still without a toilet.
World Bank study has estimated that the cost of poor environmental health in child diarrhoea and associated malnutrition amounts to some 8% of the GDP of an African country.
This consortium seeks to begin to redress the balance.
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