Lifting the Lid on Africa's Toilet CrisisWith more than 600 million people lacking improved sanitation facilities in Africa, the continent has become a major focus for initiatives aimed at bringing toilets to the masses.
Globally, around 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation - close to two-fifths of the world's population.
South Africa: Dreams of Better Sanitation Go Down the Toilet
allAfrica, 19 November 2012
Gogo Sikhosana Ngcobo is 76 years old. Growing up, she says she had dreams of what her life would be like. They featured a brick house with a flushing toilet. Those dreams, like… Read more »
WaterAid, 19 November 2012
Seven in ten women in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a safe toilet, threatening their health and exposing them to shame, fear and even violence. Read more »
IPS, 18 November 2012
Organisers of this year's World Toilet Day, which falls on Nov. 19, are using the slogan 'I give a shit - do you?' to break the silence around the crucial issue of sanitation and… Read more »