If you are reading this post and you have a toilet, you are blessed. Because so many do not have, and wish they do. Do you know that 1 in 3 people world wide don’t a have proper toilet? Could you take out time to appreciate your toilet? Imagine if you hadn’t the mess and diseases this would have caused you. In reality, over 2.5 billion people globally do not have access to toilet and the number is increasing everyday. I am thinking of the effect of diseases emanating from open defecation to the poor with the inherent expensive health care service delivery. I am thinking if it will not be sensible to tackle open defecation head-on and provide toilets to people to reduce new infection and diseases, rather than Government and donor agencies interventions; for provision of health care treatment to diseased, when the disease can be curtailed from the root. To me, provision of toilet facilities to the people is cheaper than provision of health care treatment, no matter how we look at it at the long run.
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This write up is dedicated to World Toilet Day on every 19th November. What will you do about toilet? THINK IT.
Learn more about world toilet day here - http://www.worldtoiletday.info/