Feces in your face!

On September 16, 2008, in Africa, Ghana, by Karen Grepin


I am happy to learn that I will shortly be once again leaving for the fourth most unsanitary country in all of Africa. In this great piece, the sanitary situation in Accra, Ghana’s capital is discussed: with graphic detail.

A few months back when I was in Ghana I had the chance to speak to a senior professor of political studies about why health in Ghana seems to lagged behind other countries in Africa with similar levels of income. I thought he would say political will, or lack of management, or something like that, but his answer had to do with the fact that people just did not care about sanitation. Maybe he was right…

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