World Toilet Day 2021: 7 Facts about Sanitation

On 19th November, World Toilet Day honors toilets for everything that they provide for us, from removing our waste and safeguarding our health, to protecting us and keeping our dignity.

Here are a few facts about sanitation, sourced from Global Giving.

1.

40% of the world — more than 4.2 billion people —  lack access to improved sanitation.

2.

Over the past 200 years, toilets have added twenty years to the human lifespan.

3.

As a part of the 2030 Sustainable Development goals, the UN hopes to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

4.

More people in the world have access to mobile phones than toilets.

5.

Poor sanitation increases the risk for malnutrition and disease, especially for women and children.

6.

Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under five and is entirely preventable with access to proper sanitation and clean water.

7.

For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.30 return in the form of reduced health care costs around the world.

It’s high time we should make toilets and sanitation accessible to everyone and give every individual the much-deserved dignity and safety.

 

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