Colorado NGO Works On Sanitation In the Developing World

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About 2.6 billion people worldwide either live with primitive toilets-- or don’t have them at all. The consequences of poor sanitation can be deadly, especially for children. There’s a new effort to improve these conditions in the developing world-- led by Microsoft’s Bill Gates. He’s called for a “reinvention’’ of the toilet, to make cleaner and cheaper devices. Turns out, a Colorado-based organization has been involved with this issue for a long time. The group is Water for People. CPR’s Pat Mack spoke with Steven Sugden, who’s in charge of the group’s sanitation program. He’s based in England. (Originally aired Sept. 2, 2011)

[Photo: Water for People/Steven Sugden]