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Toilets for health

To mark World Toilet Day, the  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with Domestos has produced “Toilets for health”, a comprehensive report on toilets and sanitation.

The report, rich in infographics,  provides overview of the sanitation crisis and the related burden of disease in developing countries. While it shows that interventions in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector are the most effective ways to address morbidity and mortality, the report concludes that the importance of these interventions in developing countries is not acknowledged.

Roma, E. and Pugh, I., 2012. Toilets for health. London, UK: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 28 p. Available at:  <www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/multimedia/features/toilets_for_health.pdf>

SourceLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 19 Nov 2012

The Public Toilet – interactive sculpture launch on World Toilet Day

This Saturday a four and a half metre tall squatting man will appear beside London’s Tower Bridge. The artists’ collective greyworld has created this huge interactive sculpture called The Public Toilet for World Toilet Day.

With a screen on the face of the statue, the public can show their support for World Toilet Day by uploading a short five second video (or photo) of their face via www.thepublictoilet.com. The videos are then streamed onto the statue’s face and shown on the website.

Unilever’s hygiene brand Domestos and the World Toilet Organization (WTO) commissioned The Public Toilet, to symbolise the plight of 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to improved sanitation, of whom 1.1 billion are forced to practise open defecation.

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