Bangaldesh was able mostly defeat diarrhea because they built latrines for the poorest and shamed the rest to make their own.
If Africa, India and other countries could replicate the success of building latrines and toilets and convincing people to use them, then the world could save 600,000 to 700,000 lives each year out of 820,000 who currently die from diarrhea.
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