Wednesday, October 31, 2007

World Toilet Summit

Laugh if you will, but after visiting the outer reaches of India and China in the not-so-distant past, I can vouch for the importance of such a "conference" for these developing countries.
"It is as important an issue as anything," says Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International, an NGO that promotes the use of low-cost toilets in India and is joint organiser of the summit.

"It is mostly the Asian, African and Latin American countries that lack basic sanitation. So that's what we will be discussing at the summit," he adds.
Funny how we take such conveniences for granted here in the US. I wonder if they offer CME?


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