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Photo credit: Gates Foundation

Sanitation for communities

19 November 2013


Sanitation for communities
Sanitation for communities

  • 40% of people in the world still do not have a toilet

  • November 19th is World Toilet Day – stand up for the right to a toilet!

Sanitation Facts

Photo credit: water.org


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Sanitation for communities

  • Sanitation can keep your family healthy

  • One gram of human faeces can contain:

    • 10,000,000 viruses

    • 1,000,000 bacteria

    • 1,000 parasite cysts

    • 100 parasite eggs

Sanitation keeps families healthy

Photo credit: Gates Foundation


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Sanitation for communities

  • Improved sanitation and hygiene can reduce:

  • Diarrhoeakills 1 million children each year

sanitation keeps families healthy

Photo credit: Gates Foundation


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Sanitation for communities

  • Defecating in the open leaves women and girls at risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault

  • Ecological sanitation can provide additional nutrients for your crops

Sanitation improves women’s lives

Photo credit: Heather Arnet/Water.org


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Sanitation for communities

  • In areas with poor sanitation, children carry up to 1000 worms at one time, making it difficult to attend and focus on school

  • Girls are less likely to attend school and remain in school after puberty if adequate sanitation facilities are not available

  • Improved sanitation could add 200 million days of school attendance per year

Sanitation helps children get an education

Photo credit: Heather Arney/Water.org


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Sanitation for communities

  • Without sanitation facilities, sewage is often discharged untreated into rivers, lakes and coastal areas

  • 90% of diarrhoeal diseases are linked to environmental pollution

Sanitation sustains clean environments

Photo credit: Chrissy Olson


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Sanitation for communities

Improve your family’s lives – Stand up for your right to a toilet!

www.sanitationdrive2015.org

Leanne Burney, UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and SanitationEmail:[email protected] Dooley, UNICEFEmail:[email protected] Marlin, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative CouncilEmail:[email protected]

Corinne Schuster-Wallace, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Email: [email protected]


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