I’m not making this up. See here.
By the way, my humorous profile picture is of a composting toilet I built up at the Hopewell observatory out of two plastic cat-litter containers (free), a toilet seat ($10?), a piece of wood and a few screws. You put in some wood chips or dead leaves after you are done with your #1 and/or #2. When the bucket gets full, you take it out and dump it in a designated place. It doesn’t stink. I personally wouldn’t use the resulting compost to grow food, but there are parts of the world where such “night soul” is highly valued for fertilizer. (My solution is not original: here is one writeup )Gates recently held a meeting in Seattle where he admitted most of his high tech initiatives on third world health had failed.
One of the initiatives involved cholera. Were they completely unaware that for at least 20 years a very cheap and simple way to rehydrate cholera victims and restore their electrolytes has been in use in many third world countries? It’s reduced cholera fatalities to well under ONE PERCENT!