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The Positive Impact of Sanitation

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.
Improving Sanitation: Yes we can!

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.

 
Video

Here you can see a film about how improved sanitation has changed people's lives in Cambodia.