World Toilet Day: Over 1.5 million people die annually from diarrhoea – WHO
Written by Adewale Adeyemi 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.