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Why Lack of Toilets is Killing Millions

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Over 1 billion people are forced to defecate in the open due to a severe lack of toilet facilities, and the consequences are deadly. Could this be the world's next major public health crisis?

More info:
UN Water For Life: Access to Sanitation
http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/...
"The United Nations estimates that there are 2.5 billion people who still do not use an improved sanitation facility and a little over 1 billion practising open defecation."

Open Defecation: A Prominent Source of Pollution in Drinking Water in Villages http://www.ijlbpr.com/jlbpradmin/uplo...
An International Journal of Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Pharma Research report on the epidemic.

Infographics: What's A Toilet's Worth?
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feat...

UN: World Toilet Day
http://www.unwater.org/worldtoiletday...
"World Toilet Day is a day to take action. It is a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet - despite the human right to water and sanitation."

Toilet Board Coalition
http://www.toiletboard.org
"The Toilet Board Coalition is a global, business-led coalition of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organisations that aims to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the sanitation crisis. It is the world's first multi-discipline coalition aimed at delivering market-based sanitation initiatives for low income consumers and has the potential to provide a step change in sanitation to those who need it most."

The Unsanitary Truth About Gender Inequality in India
http://www.theguardian.com/global-dev...

Produced by: TestTube 
Year: 2015
Language: English
Region: Global

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