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World 07 Apr 2019 | 2:02 PM

Workers doing India's dirtiest job say Modi has failed them

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

World 13 Apr 2017 | 6:01 AM

WHO: Two billion people drinking contaminated water

GENEVA: Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.

Health 13 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Outbreak! How to fight a pandemic in a metropolis

Fast diagnosis and good sanitation are our best weapons in the uneven fight against a rapid outbreak of disease.

Nation 25 Jul 2013 | 10:04 AM

UN proclaims Nov 19 World Toilet Day

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Wednesday proclaimed Nov 19 as World Toilet Day to foster access of basic sanitation services for the world's poor, Xinhua news agency reported.

Wellness 12 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM

Outbreak! How to fight a pandemic in a metropolis

Fast diagnosis and good sanitation are our best weapons in the uneven fight against a rapid outbreak of disease.

World 29 Mar 2018 | 6:32 PM

Memphis workers reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. assassination 50 years later

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) - A half century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to march in support of the city's striking sanitation workers. It was the last trip the Baptist minister turned civil rights leader would make in the name of social justice.

World 07 Oct 2016 | 3:10 PM

Fears of cholera upsurge in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, U.N. says

LES CAYES, Haiti (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health officials in Haiti on Thursday said they were preparing for a likely surge in cholera cases in the wake of Hurricane Matthew which severely damaged water supplies and sanitation systems in the Caribbean nation.