Learning from history: sanitation for prosperity
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Learning from history: sanitation for prosperity

In this blog post, leading WASH experts from UNICEF and WHO outline the role of human waste management from ancient civilisations to the modern day. Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at UNICEF and Bruce Gordon, Head of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at WHO, make the central point that "[w]hile the challenge often seems insurmountable, history shows that it is possible – sanitation can be a success story. Many countries have made rapid progress in sanitation coverage within a generation, transforming lives, the environment and the economy."