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A Better Way to Go
Toilets and the Future of Sanitation

"A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation" highlights new innovations, powerful stories, toilets of the future, art installations, and visions of resilient and sustainable sanitation systems that can move the needle on this critical issue and save lives.

  • Visitors in the Designing Motherhood gallery space

    Digital Collection

    Maternal and Newborn Health Digital Collection

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation houses a number of objects related to work within the foundation’s priorities. The Discovery Center is…

  • How we go

    Despite taboos and norms that caution against being too frank about feces, poop is a fact of life. But if we dare…

  • The biology of going

    Despite taboos and norms that caution against being too frank about feces, poop is a fact of life. But if we dare…

  • Where it goes

    One problem has followed humans for millennia: what to do with all the poo? Today, sanitation technologies boil down to two systems:…

  • When it goes wrong

    Around the world 80% of wastewater goes untreated and diseases caused by contaminated water kill more than 500,000 children under five each…

  • No place to go

    .About 494 million people defecate outside—in fields, forests, ditches, canals, or other open spaces. Many have no access to a toilet, or…