We might not think much of our bathrooms. In fact, I think we take them for granted when we take a shower or flush the toilet. It's time to think about improving sanitation access!
According to the World Toilet Organisation,
1. 2.5 billion people worldwide are without access to proper sanitation, which risks their health, strips their dignity, and kills 1.8 million people (e.g. diarrhoea) , mostly children, a year. (Note, according to UNICEF, Sanitation coverage is lowest in South Asia and in sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of people do not have access to improved sanitation.)
2. the world's wealthiest people still have toilet problems - from unhygienic public toilets to sewage disposal that destroys our waterways.
In fact, the world is not on track to meeting the Millenium Development Goals for Sanitation:
I think the issue of water and land pollution is serious if people do not have access to proper proper sanitation.
Find a World Toilet Day event in your city >> http://worldtoiletday.com/events.html