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Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege?

By Rosalind Malcolm

How do you provide a safe place to go in informal settlements in Kenya and Uganda where land ownership is often disputed or vague?

Adequate sanitation is a human right, recognised by the UN. But for the 2.4 billion people with nowhere to go safely, how does that right become a reality? Kenya and Uganda have different approaches yet, despite political commitment in both countries, they are some way off the goal of ensuring sanitation for all.

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