Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 - World Toilet Day

When you work at UNICEF, you sometimes get emails like this....

Dear Colleagues,

You may not be aware, but today is World Toilet Day. November 19 was declared as "World Toilet Day" in 2001 and this is now being celebrated all over the world. The purpose is to increase awareness and generate local action for better sanitation practices.

In Kenya, with 38 Million population, we need to increase available toilet facilities by over 50% to meet the demands of our growing population. Lets applaud the WASH section who are working with GoK and partners to achieve this goal.

Remember, always wash your hands with soap, after every critical moment, please be an advocate and remind others! Why? Imagine, Over 70% of care-givers do not wash their hands at critical moments , Hand washing with soap alone, will reduce child death caused by diarrhoea by 20%!! AMAZING.......We can do this together, Yes we can......

So, Happy World Toilet Day to you...I hope you make it a good one!

1 comment:

Victoria said...

You know I heard about this one.