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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation expands its sanitation programme | Liz Ford, guardian.co.uk

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Tuesday it is to invest millions of dollars in improving sanitation services in poor countries over the next few years.

The foundation is to significantly expand its sanitation programme with a $42m grant scheme to spur innovation in this area and a greater emphasis on encouraging behaviour change in communities.

An estimated 2.6 billion people do not have access to safe sanitation and more than 1 billion people are understood to defecate in the open.

Read more here: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation expands its sanitation programme|Liz Ford | Global development | guardian.co.uk.

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