Tanzania’s sanitary workers dig faeces with bare hands

There is a looming health crisis in Tanzania as millions of its nationals rely on the services of illegal sanitary workers to take care of their sewage. The workers popularly called “frogmen” dive into pit latrines with buckets and a shovel – then dig out faecal matter with their bare hands. The spotlight has been put on the health risks associated with their work on the occasion of the World Toilet Day. A joint report issued by the International Labour Organisation, the World Bank and WaterAid said up to 90% of…

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