It's No Joke: The State of the World's Toilets 2015
We all laugh at toilet humour – but the state of the world’s toilets is really no joke.
For people in developed countries, flushing a toilet and turning on a tap is taken for granted. But more than 650 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and more than 2.3 billion do not have access to a safe, private toilet.
Diarrhoea is one of the three most common killers of young children globally, along with pneumonia and malaria. Most of these deaths – 58% of them – could be prevented by clean water, sanitation and good hygiene including handwashing with soap.
That is 315,000 children children under who could be saved every year.
This is a problem that can be solved. This report shows us where we need to start.