Global & Disaster Medicine

November 19 is World Toilet Day.

 World Toilet Day


  • Open defecation, where people have no choice but to go outside, contributes to fecal contamination of the environment which is one of the main causes of diarrhea, which results in the deaths of more than 800,000 children under age 5 every year.
  • 80% of diseases in developing countries are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, which includes inadequate facilities.


World Toilet Day

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