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World 16 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Better sanitation could save 2 mln lives a yr - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 20 percent of the world's population still defecates in the open, and action to improve hygiene, sanitation and water supply could prevent more than 2 million child deaths a year, health experts said on Monday.

World 20 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Better sanitation has huge economic spin-offs - U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Spending $10 billion a year would enable the world to reach a 2015 goal of improved sanitation in developing countries with huge spin-offs such as less poverty and better health, U.N. experts said on Thursday.

World 29 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

2.6 billion people lack access to sanitation - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Almost half of the world's population, mainly in Africa and Asia, lack access to basic sanitation, increasing the risk of diarrhoea and other diseases fatal to children, according to a U.N. report released on Thursday.

World 28 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 2.6 billion people in the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, lack access to basic sanitation, increasing the risk of diarrhea and other diseases fatal to children, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.

World 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Water, sanitation vital to poverty goals - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The lack of clean drinking water and sanitation in the world's poorest nations threatens U.N. goals to cut poverty and disease, and raises the risk of conflict, leaders and aid groups said on Wednesday.

Nation 22 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Unicef: 1,800 children die daily from unsafe water, poor sanitation

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said that almost 90 percent of children deaths from diarrhoeal diseases are directly linked to contaminated water, lack of sanitation, or inadequate hygiene, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

World 16 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Shame over sanitation hampering development - NGOs

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Shame at frankly discussing sanitation needs is hampering development, leaving one in five people in the world with no dignified means of relieving themselves, a U.N.-led group of campaigners said on Monday.

World 16 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Shame over sanitation hampering development - NGOs

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Shame at frankly discussing sanitation needs is hampering development, leaving one in five people in the world with no dignified means of relieving themselves, a U.N.-led group of campaigners said on Monday.

Community 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ecological sanitation for Kuching environs

Ecological sanitation facilities are likely to be implemented in new residential developments here to check river pollution and enhance environmental quality.

AseanPlus News 26 Oct 2016 | 7:10 AM

Chinese sanitation worker beaten after nearly running over dog in street

SUZHOU: A cleaning worker was beaten to the ground by a couple on the street after his sanitation vehicle nearly hit their dog, according to a newspaper report.