People often poke fun at toilets and sanitation issues, without understanding what a great resource they can be:
- Sanitation is vital for health.
- Sanitation is a good economic investment.
- Sanitation contributes to social development.
- Sanitation helps the environment.
Now is the time to act. By changing public opinion around the world together we can influence political leaders to act now. It would cost $9.5 billion annual to halve the proportion of people in the world without access to basic sanitation by 2015. This figure is equivalent to 1% of annual worldwide military spending. A modest redirection of global priorities could achieve so much.