There are developing countries all around the world that face the dangers that come with a shortage of toilets. Today is World Toilet Day, and campaigners are urger government officials and business to invest more money and time into better sanitation practices.
Parts of Africa and Asia, the toilet crisis is even worst due to their citizens facing extreme levels of poverty. Globally, one in five primary schools and one in eight secondary schools do not have toilets.
What’s more, around 4.5 billion people all over the world do not have access to proper sanitation. According to reports, approximately 2.5 billion among them do not have proper toilets. With there not being any toilets, it leaves people to have to defecate in the streets or bushes. Also, people use the bathroom around rivers and other sources of water.
Unfortunately, Many Countries Around The World Face A Lack Of Toilets Or Proper Bathrooms
The U.S. has set up a target that ensures everyone will have access to a safe toilet by the year 2030. However, campaigners believe that this goal may be too hard to meet. They don’t expect government and business to put any more money into these economy’s sanitation practices.
According to Cheryl Hicks, chief executive of the Geneva-based business group Toilet Board Coalition, sanitation is the business of the decade. Her group is urging for commercial investment to help reduce toilet shortages in third world countries.
She says that over half of the world is in need of toilets. The reason people don’t have them is due to the government considering them too expensive.
Currently, Africa needs them the most.
Eight in 10 schools in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau do not have proper toilet facilities. An entrepreneur in Uganda, Joel Ssimbwa, has been able to put up two lost-cost facilities in parts of the country.