TITLE

Development education hits the pits

AUTHOR(S)
Birchmore, Sue
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;6/15/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1773, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the author's fascination with the topic of latrines and their importance in development education. Describing the importance of pit latrines in rural Ghana to children; The team from the British TV show `Top Banana'; Reducing the incidence of fecal-oral diseases; Different designs of pit latrines; The Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP).
ACCESSION #
9107222072

 

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