On World Toilet Day we need to tell world leaders #IGiveAShit about 2.5 billion people not having access to toilets!
Everybody poos. But for some it has far more of a daily consequence. So here are 11 facts appropriate for dinner discussion:
1. Around the world 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
The World Health Organization defines improved sanitation as facilities that hygienically separate human excreta from human contact.
2. Open defecation is practiced by 1 billion people worldwide.
3. A gram of human feces can contain 10 million viruses and 1 billion bacteria.
4. Nearly 1.5 million children under the age of 5 die every year from diarrhea globally.
Diarrhea also makes children more vulnerable to malnutrition and other infections.