“On World Toilet Day, it’s crucial to acknowledge the importance of toilets, but also those who help people … manage their challenging sanitation circumstances. We call them toilet heroes. Without them many more children would run an even greater risk of poor health. The job of maintaining safe toilets for the poor is not popular, but it’s what these heroes do.”

Read the full article by Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF here.

 

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