A study of 130,000 health clinics in low- and middle-income countries showed that 50 percent of the clinics didn’t have piped water. Additionally, 785 million people do not have clean water close to home. Without access to safe toilets and clean water, women often wait for the cover of darkness to have privacy and safety, children can succumb to life-threatening, waterborne diseases, and millions of girls miss school because menstruation becomes too hard to manage.
“The challenges faced over the last few years have put health and safety at the global forefront while illuminating social and environmental gaps that still need to be bridged,” said
As part of its global ambition and purpose to provide Better Care for a Better World,
- Caring for the health and well-being of people at all stages of life (SDG 3);
- Challenging stigmas and championing the progress of women everywhere (SDG 5); and
- Championing a world where all enjoy access to clean water and sanitation (SDG 6).
MORE THAN JUST A TOILET: ACCESS TO SANITATION IMPACTS COMMUNITIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
This year, the Toilets Change Lives program has provided resources in nine countries in
These efforts are part of Water For People’s Healthy Nicaragua Campaign, which reached 450,000 people with messages about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In
“With billions of people around the world still lacking access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, Water For People and
Plan International Supports Latin America Communities
“Access to safe and clean toilets is essential for girls to unlock their full potential, especially during COVID-19,” said
WaterAid Provides Sanitation Access in African and Asian Communities
Transforming Public Sanitation Services in
The nine public toilet blocks in this program have generated over 1.6 million uses since 2017, well above the projected 700,000 uses.
Watch the story of Sanjida and her family in
To help address some of the world’s biggest sanitation issues,
The participating businesses received mentorship and training to help them address some of their biggest business challenges and positively contribute to some of the world’s most pressing sanitation issues. Participants reported that the
“We are proud to have
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