Health Check: Cambodian toilets improve health

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Rural Cambodians are more likely to have a mobile phone than access to proper sanitation - a fact that's kept the country at the bottom of the world tables for toilet provision.

But a new campaign to encourage the 4 out of 5 people who don't have one to buy their own low-cost toilet is ahead of schedule. Local workers are learning how to build the toilets - thanks to International Development Enterprises.

People who live in Sleng village in Kandal province have already noticed their children are having fewer stomach upsets and skin problems, saving them the cost of doctors' bills.

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