The number of people worldwide without access to a toilet -- no public restroom, no outhouse, no latrine, no smallest room -- is a whopping 2.6 billion. That's four out of ten people.
According to the World Toilet Organization, 2.2 million people, predominantly children, die every year from diarrhea -- more than from malaria, from AIDS, from TB. That number dwarfs any casualties related to violent conflict.
These figures are intrinsically related. The underestimation of fecal contamination is staggering, sobering -- and unfortunately, silencing. Read full article »
All About Diarrhea