2.5 billion people don’t have access to a safe, clean toilet.
Did you know?
- 1,600 children die per day of diarrhoea that’s largely preventable through clean toilets, safe water and good hygiene.
- 15% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a toilet at all, forcing them to defecate in the open.
- 25% of the world’s population is affected by intestinal worms, entirely preventable through safe, clean toilets and improved hygiene.
World Toilet Day is a chance for advocacy aimed at policy makers and key stakeholders. It’s a chance to spread the word about the sanitation crisis and what can be done to address it. 19 November provides an occasion for serious public commitments to action to accelerate progress towards making “Sanitation for All” a reality.