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?
UN Water For Life: Access to Sanitation
“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.
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UN: World Toilet Day
“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
“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.”
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