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2017

Tracked sanitation disasters throughout the year: Twenty Sam Diegans died of Hepatitis A, with most deaths attributed to the lack of public toilets and hand washing facilities on city streets. Texans, Floridians and Peurto Ricians lost wastewater treatment facilities to hurricanes. Strengthened the governance with new policies and systems. Drafted new Disaster Sanitation Planning Guide. Carol McCreary represented PHLUSH at the World Toilet Summit in Stockholm. For World Toilet Day, Hayley Joyell Smith gave the keynote at the Jamaica Toilet Summit followed by the premiere of Karina Mangu-Ward’s film FLUSH. See Annual Report 2017.


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