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UN World Toilet Day

WASH UP! for Universal Children's Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Every child has the right to survive and thrive, but for far too many children, this right is denied in the simplest of areas, particularly in the provision of clean, safe, and child-friendly water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services such as toilets.

Did You Know the UN has a "World Toilet Day?"

Radouan Torkmani | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Radouan Torkmani

Funding for sanitation has been extremely low in comparison to water and almost negligible in comparison to funding received by development sectors such as health and education. For these reasons, the United Nations created the "World Toilet Day" on Thursday 19th November 2015 to raise awareness and incite us to take actions.

Providing Toilets And Clean Water Access Is All Talk And No Action In Some Poor Areas

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

There have been significant improvements worldwide in terms of making basic water and sanitation access available, a new report found on World Toilet ...

India's Sanitation Crisis

Anoop Jain | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Anoop Jain

I struggle with the fact that some of my best friends in the world are forced to defecate outside. They belong to the latest generation of poverty-stricken Indians, enduring the indignity of not having a toilet. My friends represent just a handful of the 650 million Indians living without toilets.

The Rich Earn This Much Money While Going Number 2. Here's Why We All Should Give A Crap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Bill Gates makes $249,435 every time he goes No. 2. Well, that's according to the team at Rehab Studio. In order to raise awareness about the impor...

Caroline Can't Wait

Barry Segal | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by David Auerbach, co-founder of Sanergy, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy is a Segal Family Foundation partner.

These Ridiculous Toilets Might Actually Be Onto Something

Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact

On the first ever World Toilet Day, we’ve been raising awareness for the 2.5 billion people who lack access to proper sanitation. As we investiga...

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Posted 11.19.2013 | World

Over 600 million people in India, or more than 53 percent of Indian households, defecate without using a toilet or latrine. A new report by the World ...

World Toilet Day: Governments, Civil Society And Business Must Work Together to Tackle Sanitation For Women's Health

Jean-Laurent Ingles | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jean-Laurent Ingles

Sanitation and hygiene are motors which drive health, social and economic development around the world. An environment that lacks sanitation and clean water is an environment where achieving other development goals is an impossible dream.

A Simple Toilet Can Put An End To Poverty

Jaehyang So | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Jaehyang So

In any given country, when we talk about securing food, water and health, as a development community we need to look the problem square in the eye and ask ourselves, have we at least covered basic human sanitation and hygiene?

UN Declares Official World Toilet Day

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. General Assembly has designated November 19 as World Toilet Day to spotlight the plight of 2.5 billion people who don't hav...