World Toilet Day: November, 19 2014
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.
Of the world’s seven billion people, 2.5 billion people do not have improved sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Women and girls risk rape and abuse because they have no toilet that offers privacy.
In Nepal, every year 7,900 children die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. This accounts for a third of all child deaths overall. Only about 40% households use a proper toilet in Nepal (NMIP 2014), helping to cause widespread disease. The majority of people does not have a latrine and have no option but to defecate in the open. Nepal Government is implementing Sanitation and Hygiene Master Plan to educate people and increase people's access to the toilet.
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