You’ll be thinking by now the solution’s simple: we give everyone a toilet … it’s not that simple because we are not simple. The really interesting, exciting work – this is the engaging bit in sanitation – is that we need to understand human psychology…
They’ve found in many developing coutnries that governments have gone in and given out free latrines and gone back a few years laters and found they’ve got lots of new goat sheds or temples, or spare rooms…”
It’s 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem.
Rose George “talks shit” to raise awareness about the lack of basic sanitation worldwide.