WHY TOILETS MATTER
A child dies every 15 seconds from diarrhoeal disease, attributable mainly to poor water supply and/or sanitation
443 million schooldays are lost each year from diarrhoeal disease
Failure to meet the MDG on water and sanitation is costing poor countries US$84bn per year
36% of Africans have access to an adequate toilet
19% of women in rural Africa spend more than one hour on every trip to fetch water
Investments in sanitation can bring a 14-fold return
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