Lack of toilets, clean water costs world $260 bln a year – Liberian president

AlertNet: Poor access to sanitation and clean water costs the global economy $260 billion each year, according to Liberia's president who is leading work to craft proposals for a new set of global anti-poverty goals. They are intended replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed in 2000 and expire in 2015. "$260 billion in economic losses annually is directly linked to inadequate water supply and sanitation around the world,' Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a meeting......

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