Posts Tagged ‘open defecation’

673 Million People Practise Open Defecation, Say WHO, UNICEF

As humanity marks World Toilet Day (WTD) today, data by WHO/UNICEF, released this year, states that “Today, 4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and 673 million people still practise open defecation worldwide (WHO/UNICEF 2019).” This year’s World Toilet Day (WTD) theme, “Leaving No One Behind,” emphasises the importance of making sure that access […]

BREAKING| Nigeria to overtake India as World number one on open defecation

Nigeria will soon become number one in the global ranking of countries still practising Open Defecation (OD), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said. With 47 million still practising open defecation, Nigeria is ranked second behind India with 550 million. India, which set 1st October 2019 to end open defecation, has succeeded in removing over […]