A universal health revo-LOO-tion
It shouldn’t be revolutionary to say that access to toilets is a basic health intervention. And yet…
  • 2 billion people lack access to safe sanitation, fueling diarrhea outbreaks like cholera and other waterborne diseases like typhoid
  • 5 billion people use health facilities that don’t have toilets
In September, global leaders signed a Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage. This was followed in October by the Inter-Parliamentary Union Resolution on UHC. The plan to achieve UHC starts with a foundation of primary health care services: basic essential health services and products needed to prevent disease, promote health, and manage illness. And because death and suffering from preventable sanitation-linked infectious diseases is incompatible with universal health coverage, essential health services needs to include toilets. This World Toilet Day, we’re calling on sanitation and UHC advocates to join forces at the global, national, and local level. Our message is that health for all is impossible without sanitation for all. We need a universal health revo-LOO-tion. Join us for our digital campaign: www.defeatdd.org/worldtoiletday
Event info
Start date: November 19, 2019
End date: November 19, 2019
Organization: PATH's Defeat Diarrheal Disease Initiative (DefeatDD)