Another world toilet day is here again! In 2014, whole lot of advocacy and sensitisation programs were launched toward reducing the number of people who are still defecating in the open. Recent statistics shows that 2.4 billion People do not have adequate sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Women and girls risk rape and abuse, because they have no toilet that offers privacy.”
‘About 34 million Nigerians defecate in the open, a situation that particularly leaves women vulnerable to attacks, even rape.
This year, World Toilet Day is focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition, drawing the world’s attention to the importance of toilets in supporting better nutrition and improved health. Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation, along with the absence of good hygiene practices, are among the underlying causes of poor nutrition.
According to WATER AID NIGERIA, “the aim of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet, despite the fact that it is a human right to have clean water and sanitation.”
It is our duty to see that our environment is clean, safe and habitable for everyone to live in. So desist from open defecation or report who still indulges in such act!