Monday, 19 November 2012

Things we just take for granted.

In case you were unaware; today was International Toilet Day.

That seems strange to us here in the western world, but the whole idea is to raise awareness to the fact that the majority of the world do not have access to the same kind of facilities we take for granted.

One World Vision Facebook post I saw today said this;

Diarrhoeal diseases are the second most common cause of death among young children in developing countries, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

That's just shocking, the fact that something so easily combated is such a gigantic killer.  The fact that 2.5 billion people do not have access to safe and sanitary toilets is just silly, when a lot of those people do have access to social media like Facebook.  Where is our focus?

There is more we can all do to help fight poverty... but this has to be one of the easiest things we can fix worldwide!

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