World Toilet Day 2021

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The Environmental Health Department of the Ejura-Skeyedumase Municipal  Assembly would be observing the World Toilet Day on the 19th of November 2021 municipality wide.

This Years Theme is dubbed as

“STOP OPEN DEFECATION; OWN A HOUSE HOLD LATRINE NOW”, LETS PLAY OUR PART IN THIS COVID-19 ERA

World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, 4.2 billion people live without “safely managed sanitation” and around 673 million people practice open defecation.

A clean and safe toilet ensures health, dignity and well-being — yet 40% of the world’s population does not have access to toilets. Toilets are important because access to a safe functioning toilet has a positive impact on public health, human dignity, and personal safety, especially for women. Sanitation systems that do not safely treat excreta allow the spread of disease. Serious soil-transmitted diseases and waterborne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, typhoid, dysentery and schistosomiasis can result.