World Toilet Day: Over 1.5 million people die annually from diarrhoea – WHO

Written by on November 21, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said more than 1.5 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases including cholera, which it said: “is resurging alarmingly in many countries”.
The WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed this Saturday night in a video message on his official Twitter handle to commemorate World Toilet Day (WTD).
Premium Times reports that Tedros added that one in five people does not have access to a toilet, and almost one in two lack safe sanitation services.
Speaking further, he said: “health systems also struggle with the burden of increasingly resistant infections, girls drop out of school, and economies suffer.

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