Water and Sanitation

Global Sanitation Truths You Might Not Know

Matthew Alfred
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Started by Matthew Alfred on
26 Aug 2014 at 09:28
Know-how: Sanitisation Methods, Agriculture
Academic

Dear friends we we talk about water and sanitation daily but some time we tend to forget the facts and figures associated with it. Here is a beautiful fact list for the sanitation problem world wide.

1. 40% of the World Lacks a Toilet

Roughly 2.65 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. That’s one in three people who don’t have a toilet.

2. Toilets Promote Gender Equality

In many places around the world, girls drop out of school when they hit puberty, simply because of the bathrooms. Without a toilet and washing facility that’s private, safe, or available, girls avoid going to school because of menstrual health and lack of adequate facilities. Access to adequate sanitation empowers girls to attend school and take advantage of the opportunities education brings.

3. Diarrhea Leads To Death

More than 4,000 children under the age of five die every day due to diarrheal illness. That means one child dies every 20 seconds. Countless lives could be saved with access to adequate sanitation facilities.

4. Good Sanitation Ends Poverty

Historically, improved sanitation has heralded economic prosperity. With access to adequate sanitation, people begin to become healthier, which gives them the energy and time to increase the time they work and spend in school.

5. WMI Has A Solution

Water Missions International has a way to give those in need affordable, adequate sanitation with our Health Latrines™. In our proposed health impact study, we want to find out if this is truly the best solution or if there is an alternative that is even better. 

Published on http://blog.watermissions.org/5-global-sanitation-truths-might-know/

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Comments

Amon Lukhele
Such truths are very useful and we need to sensitize the communities
Leonardo Zanata
sure about those Truths.... is our responsabilty to in charge our leaders and politics to provide improvements in those numbers.... regards.
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