UNICEF, Unilever, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine sponsored a twitter chat yesterday with the hashtag #Toilets4Health. The purpose of the chat was to discuss the issue of sanitation and the ongoing lack of access to improved infrastructure.
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati is struggling with a high child mortality rate, due largely to a lack of access to fresh water.
UN Millennium Development Goal Met – Proportion of People Unable to Access Safe Drinking Water Cut in Half
In 2000, the United Nations set some goals called Millennium Development Goals (MDG). One of those goals was to halve the proportion of people who have no access to safe drinking water by 2015. That goal was met at the end of 2010 – two billion more people on this planet have access to safe drinking water.
Water is a finite resource. It may seem abundant when you look at a globe, but the amount of water in the world that can be used for human purposes is not so large. With a real water crisis looming, one solution the World Bank and the OECD, representing major economies of the world, are […]
4,000 children under the age of five die every single day just because they lack toilets and water, 884 million people don’t have clean water and 40% of the world’s population (2.5 billion people) don’t have a safe toilet. This is a global crisis, and one that doesn’t get much play from the media or […]
The 2009 Stockholm Water Prize, the water worldâ€™s equivalent of the Nobel, was awarded to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of the Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India and whose work is known worldwide for advancement and focus in the areas of public health, social progress and human rights. He has done extensive work since founding […]
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India, has been awarded the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his innovative work in the sanitation field.