Despite being one of the most crucial and indispensable workforces for cities to function, the authorities have failed to ensure social and health safety of sanitation and waste workers of Bangladesh.
Who will ensure their health safety? What challenges need to be addressed?
The Daily Star, WaterAid Bangladesh and the Embassy of Sweden have come together to start a campaign for these unsung heroes: The Untold Stories of Sanitation and Waste Workers. In this installment of the campaign, Debjani Shyama is joined by Hasin Jahan, Country Director of WaterAid, and Brig Gen Md Jubaidur Rahman, Chief Health Officer, Dhaka North City Corporation.