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World Toilet Day

While World Toilet Day was observed last week, we felt compelled to reiterate the important of clean sanitation.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 600 million urbanites live in low-quality shelters or other areas plagued by overcrowding and inadequate provision of sanitation services, including potable water and safe waste disposal.  USAID states that "1 in 3 of the world’s 7.4 billion people do not have access to a toilet." A lack of toilets promoting poor sanitary conditions is a significant cause of continued poor health, spreading of diseases, and illnesses in developing countries.  Both USAID and the WHO agree that by investing in ways to improve sanitation, we can help prevent childhood diarrhea, which is a principal cause of under-5 mortality. 

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