Article #63 The Dirty Sanitation Secret of Bangladesh: Why Solving the Problem is So Complex

Bangladesh has been one of the world’s most impoverished nations for generations. The country faces many complex problems including a massive population, severe exposure to natural disasters, an extremely weak economy and harsh sanitation conditions that seem to compound on a yearly basis.

This diagram explains the 5 stages of a sanitation value chain. Clean sanitation across the world is imperative to ensure a healthy, productive and fulfilled global population. Unfortunately, inadequate sanitary conditions are prevalent across the planet. (Photo Credit: BMGF- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation via Wikimedia Commons)
This photo in Malgudam, Bangladesh symbolizes the problems with unsanitary conditions in the country. This drain is used by people to defecate or urinate in on a daily basis inviting the inevitable spread of disease. (Photo Credit: Ashley Wheaton via Flickr)
Any observer can clearly see by viewing this 2014 World Sanitation Health Map that much of Africa, Asia and other locations across the globe have a long way to go to ensure healthy drinking water and sanitary conditions in our world. (Map Credit: SEDAC/Columbia University/NASA via Flickr)