World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day

19 November 2010

Today is World Toilet Day, dedicated annually to raising awareness of the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world’s population) who don’t have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

According to Ros Tamming, Concern’s Senior Health Adviser, “Concern welcomes the attention that World Toilet Day focuses on the issue of inadequate sanitation globally. Diarrhoeal diseases, frequently linked to poor sanitation, kill five times as many children in the developing world as HIV & AIDS. That's 4,000 children dying every single day.”

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World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day draws attention to the number of preventable sanitation related deaths and diseases worldwide, says Concern Worldwide. 4,000 children in the developing world die every day from sanitation-related diseases.
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