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Why the urban poor need better sanitation

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In poorer regions, 58% of all urban residents live in small cities.
If small cities fail to improve sanitationa s they grow, cholera, stunting and child mortality can increase.
Providing city-wide sanitation is expensive, technically difficult and slow.
Sanitation isn't simply a technical problem; strong political will can deliver investment in sanitation for the urban poor.