Why Lack Of Toilets Is Killing Millions

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Over 1 billion people are forced to defecate in the open due to a severe lack of toilet facilities, and the consequences are deadly. Could this be the world’s next major public health crisis?

Learn More:
UN Water For Life: Access to Sanitation
http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/sanitation.shtml
“The United Nations estimates that there are 2.5 billion people who still do not use an improved sanitation facility and a little over 1 billion practising open defecation.”

Open Defecation: A Prominent Source of Pollution in Drinking Water in Villages http://www.ijlbpr.com/jlbpradmin/upload/ijlbpr_50e55d24590f6.pdf
An International Journal of Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Pharma Research report on the epidemic.

Infographics: What’s A Toilet’s Worth?
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/08/30/whats-a-toilet-worth-infographic

UN: World Toilet Day
http://www.unwater.org/worldtoiletday/home/en/
“World Toilet Day is a day to take action. It is a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet – despite the human right to water and sanitation.”

Toilet Board Coalition
http://www.toiletboard.org
“The Toilet Board Coalition is a global, business-led coalition of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organisations that aims to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the sanitation crisis. It is the world’s first multi-discipline coalition aimed at delivering market-based sanitation initiatives for low income consumers and has the potential to provide a step change in sanitation to those who need it most.”

The Unsanitary Truth About Gender Inequality in India
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/jun/06/unsanitary-truth-gender-india

Watch More:
How Much Power Does the UN Actually Have?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH6Y2jUaLvI

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