To many people, having access to an adequate toilet is taken for granted. For the thousands of refugees in Bangladesh and Calais, having the option of using a toilet is a distant dream.
World Toilet Day is on 19 November and while it may seem incredulous to have a day dedicated to toilets, over 2.3 billion people in the world (one in three) still lack access to a decent toilet.
Mexican government reports a 94% water access rate and a 92% of sanitation service coverage. These figures are reflective of some available infrastructure but not household access to water and sanitation. This effects people dramatically, such as in the urban community of Filomeno Mata, where despite available infrastructure in their homes, water runs only three hours per month whilst they are accounted as if they have access to water.
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Accra, January 2017 - The Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) wishes to commend the Ghanaian government for creating a Ministry dedicated to sanitation and water resources.
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How can India turn political will into action and accelerated progress in sanitation?
Blog post written by Andres Hueso, Senior Analyst for Sanitation at WaterAid. Blog originally posted on Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin website, as of 12 January 2017.
Ahead of World Toilet Day on Saturday 19 November, a number of leading organisations came together to call for a renewed sanitation agenda.
Posted originally online on the World Bank's website on 16 November 2016, the blog post co-authored by the following:
Vincent Casey, a Senior WASH Advisor at WaterAid, looks at how comparison of two completely different services can offer new angles and provide lessons for reaching everyone everywhere with safe water. Blog post originally written on 11 October 2016 and posted online on WaterAid's website.