World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day, a time to appreciate the vitally important toilet, something we often take for granted. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of the 2.6 billion people worldwide who do not have access to a toilet or even decent sanitation facilities.

WaterAid is running a brilliant campaign to highlight the desperate need for better sanitation across the globe. Water is something we often take for granted, until there is a sudden scarcity. Yet billions of people worldwide still have no access to clean, safe running water. A lack of toilets quickly leads to the spread of disease and diarrhoea is a major cause of childhood deaths worldwide. Such deaths could be easily prevented by providing adequate sanitation.

Give it some thought when you go to spend a penny today.

Published in: on November 19, 2009 at 11:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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