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WORLD TOILET DAY
The Throne in Your Home
President, World Vision U.S.
What can we do about it? It may surprise you to know that the global return on investment in sanitation is at least fivefold
Why it's easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet challenge
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Why Do Public Bathrooms Make Us So Anxious, and Why Aren't We Doing Anything About It?
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American public bathrooms are often designed to make the experience exceedingly uncomfortable. Silence about the issue persists, largely because of cultural taboos that discourage any discussion about alleviating design flaws.
Sanitation Challenge for Ghana's Cities
Average living standards improved while the government managed to halve the rates of poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Despite this success, one major failure sticks out: sanitation.
In A World Short on Toilets, WHP Focuses on Preventing and Treating the Health Consequences
Founder and President, World Health Partners
Globally, 2.4 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, like a basic toilet. Over 660 million people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.
What It Will Take To Give Indians An Alternative To Open Defecation
It's a devastating health and women's rights issue.
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Gender Equality Comes One Toilet At A Time
By Marni Sommer and Bethany Caruso, The Conversation
Across the world, 2.4 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets and latrines, with nearly
Sanitation Financing: An Opportunity to Accelerate an End to Open Defecation
CEO and Co-Founder of Water.org and WaterEquity
As the world leaders set out to determine how to achieve the new ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we encourage them to explore ensuring access to affordable capital for sanitation solutions for all.
Poop Emojis Highlight Fact People Worldwide Lack Access To Sanitation
On World Toilet Day, More Than Just Poop Emojis
Chief Executive, WaterAid America
Some people have suggested that a campaign around poop emojis is superficial. But when it comes to engaging the public on a serious but seemingly far-away problem, we're counting on our poop emoji friends to give us a hand.
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On World Toilet Day Reality More Offensive Than Words
Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Associate Director...
The world has come a long way. In 1990, nearly half the global population lacked adequate sanitation and 1 in 4 people worldwide (1.3 billion) defecated in the open. In 2015, 68 percent of the global population -- which is now 2 billion higher -- has improved sanitation.
WASH UP! for Universal Children's Day
Toyin Ojora Saraki
Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa
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.
Tapping into the Power of the Toilet
Chris W. Williams
Every day, an estimated 1,500 children die from diarrhea largely caused by a lack of access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene -- more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.
Making Toilets an Object of Desire
Founder, World Toilet Organization and BOP HUB
Installing toilets in India without addressing behavioral change has resulted in thousands of free toilets becoming storage sheds or chicken coops, while the owners continue to defecate outside.
Providing Toilets And Clean Water Access Is All Talk And No Action In Some Poor Areas
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Photos Of Toilets Around The World Prove That Proper Sanitation Provides Equality, Dignity And Safety
Defecating in the open can lead to a host of infections, including cholera and diarrhea, which is the second leading cause
Let's Talk About Poo, Baby
Senior Technical Advisor, WASH, PSI
Imagine for a minute that New York City is Dhaka, Bangladesh, and that in the entire city only 11% of all households are connected to a sewer, and of all that waste only 2% is treated.
India's Sanitation Crisis
Founding Director, Sanitation and Health Rights in India
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.
Mobilizing for Toilets
Professor, Georgetown University
Poor sanitation spreads disease. Women creep out at night out of modesty and risk assault and death. The filth of flying toilets (people deposit waste in plastic bags and let fly) is a reminder of a grim face of poverty.
New Muppet Plunges Into Toilet Facts To Educate People About Sanitation Access
To help disseminate the message, the Sesame Workshop is collaborating with schools and community partnerships. It’s giving
The Rich Earn This Much Money While Going Number 2. Here's Why We All Should Give A Crap
Rehab Studio found the figures by calculating data on the individuals' net worths, a 5 percent interest rate and the "average
Bathrooms: A Necessity Denied to Too Many
President and CEO, Heifer International
November 19th is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness about the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to improved sanitation. Unfortunately it is a bit of a broken record to talk about the 21,000 children that die around the world each day, as shocking as it is.
Caroline Can't Wait
Founder, Segal Family Foundation
This is a guest post by David Auerbach, co-founder of Sanergy, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy is a Segal Family Foundation partner.
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