The next time you flush a toilet, consider this: 1 billion people defecate in the open. Another 4 billion use rudimentary toilets and their waste is never treated.
I have visited communities where this is a sobering fact of life. The smell can be overwhelming, but even worse, the sewage seeps into the water supply, spreading disease. Poor sanitation is linked to the deaths of some 700,000 children every year.
Our foundation is funding the Omni Processor, a machine that we hope will make sanitation affordable. In this slideshow you can read more about the OP and see what a difference breakthrough sanitation ideas can make.
Sharks are wimps, compared to this beast.
How the disease saps human potential.
How a common bacterium may turn the tide against a terrible disease.
A Tanzanian scientist on the front lines of the malaria fight.
My visit to Cambodia, which is trying to eliminate the disease for good.
Support Malaria No More, which is an amazing organization. Just $1 buys a full course of lifesaving malaria treatment.
Looking back at 2013, I wanted to share a different kind of list.
This is my personal blog, where I share about the people I meet, the books I'm reading, and what I'm learning. I hope that you'll join the conversation.
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