• In this May 30, 2016 photo, a public toilet stands by a field in Bormi village, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Through a dogged campaign to build toilets and educate Bangladeshis about the dangers of open defecation, the densely populated South Asian nation has managed to reduce the number of people who defecate in the open to just 1 percent of the 166 million population, according to the government, down from 43 percent in 2003. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

    Bangladesh stops open defecation in just over a decade

    BORMI, Bangladesh (AP) — Answering nature’s call was once a nightmare for Rashida Begum, who had to creep around the jungle for a suitably private spot. Her home had no toilet, like the thousands of others in her crowded cluster of farming villages outside the capital.