World Humanitarian Foundation recognises that “health cannot be a question of income; it is a fundamental human right”, and as such we are committed to improving sanitation in three key areas in resource poor communities in low- and middle- income countries around the globe.
We are committed to ensuring:
1. Clean streets
2. Clean rivers
3. Proper defecation systems through provision of public toilets
Come join hands with us, as we make the world a better place for all humanity.
Among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the WHO, sanitation is considered to be one of the most lagging, with an estimated 40% of the world’s population still lacking what most of us take for granted: access to adequate sanitation.
Statistics show that:
1. Poor sanitation is significantly linked with transmission of diseases such as cholera,
diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.
2. Together, inadequate water and poor sanitation accounts for 842,000 deaths in low- and middle-income countries each year
3. An estimated 2.3 billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines.
4. An estimated 892 million still defecate in the open, for example, in street gutters or into open water bodies.
5. Some 829, 000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, sanitation and hand hygiene.
6. Over 220 million people required preventative treatment for schistosomiasis – an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms contracted through exposure to infested water.