The world is on the brink of a major population milestone. Fred de Sam Lazaro and Steve Sapienza report on how a growing population is impacting societies across the globe.
Solving Dhaka’s sanitation issue is simple. Steve Sapienza says the Bangladeshi capital needs only to provide slum residents clean water and worry less about the resources used to pay for it.
Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on an innovative approach for getting water to slum dwellers in Bangladesh.
The report is the latest in a series on global population issues in collaboration with National Geographic and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
This video was also featured on PBS Newshour Extra.
One of the leading causes of death among Bangladeshi children is drowning. But some adults are battling the problem by starting centers dedicated to teaching kids how to swim.
In Bangladesh drowning is a leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 17. A pilot program aims to reduce that toll by teaching children to swim.
Reports from Bangladesh on innovative programs that combine supervised child care and low-cost swim instruction to combat deaths by drowning.
Sea level rising in Bangladesh brings unexpected challenges, increasingly forcing humans and tigers into common habitats.
In Bangladeshi schools, co-ed toilets and poor sanitation impede students' attendance and performance, especially for women.
The non-government organization Lighthouse shows the value of community-learning on hygiene and sanitation, in its successful program for the west Bangladeshi village of Mostafapur.
In old Dhaka, the heart of Bangladesh's sprawling capital, water is a constant -- from the over-sized ferries and the annual monsoon rains and floods that define this river delta to the supply and hauling of drinking water without which this mega city of some 14 million people could not survive.
Satkhira district nervously awaits the next "mega-cyclone."
We came to the town of Koyra in this southern corner of Bangladesh to follow up on a news story about how river erosion had suddenly collapsed several houses, sweeping away a five-year-old girl in the process. These kinds of stories appear with alarming regularity, meriting only small mention in The Daily Star, Bangladesh's leading English newspaper.
Sucking sewage from Dhaka's pit latrines, the Vacutug improves water sanitation for the city's exploding population.