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India tops list of nations lacking toilets

WASHINGTON: India has topped the list of top ten nations that lacks sanitary facilities. In an initiative to bring awareness to the need for adequate sanitary facilities, the "big squat" was held worldwide to coincide with the 10th annual World Toilet Day. Here's a list of the world's worst nations in terms of people lacking access to sanitary facilities, reports The Christian Science Monitor. 1. India: 638 million The world's second-most populous nation after China, India has the world's largest number of people going outdoors. Nearly 640 million Indians, or 54 percent of the 1.1 billion population lack access to toilets or other sanitation facilities. In some states, the problem was so bad that village women started a slogan: "No toilet, no bride." 2. Indonesia: 58 million About 58 million Indonesians, 26 percent of its population, don't use toilets. Southern Asia, home to 64 percent of the world's population that still uses the bat

Lack of sanitation can be 'cause and effect' of poverty: India

UNITED NATIONS: Highlighting its commitment to end practise of open defecation in the country, India has said that lack of access to basic sanitation can be both a "cause and effect" of poverty as it expressed concern over the Millenium Development Goals target on the sanitation issue. "Access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities are not only central to health and sustainable development, they are central to eradication of poverty as well," India's Permanent  Representative  to the UN  Ambassador   Asoke Mukerji  said yesterday at a panel discussion on 'Open Defecation and the Challenges for Women and Girls'. The theme of this year's 'World Toilet Day' is 'Open Defecation and the Challenges for Women and Girls', drawing attention to the special problems they face. On the occasion, he said despite commendable progress made under the MDGs, it is a matter of "serious concern" that the MDG target on san

Girls Need Separate Toilet In Their School

Girls Need Separate Toilet In Their School Click below link to Watch Video :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th-H1lKE-2M&feature=youtu.be #girlstoilet , #separatetoilet , #toiletuse , #water   #sanitation   #hygiene  , #health #education

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day   On World Toilet Day Volunteers Celebrated Toilet Day In Schools By Creating Awareness Regarding Toilet Use And Hand Wash With Soap 19th November 2014 Picture gallery : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734321726649642.1073741862.287634107985075&type=1 #worldtoiletday #19november2014 #girlstoilet

Hand Wash Campaign in Schools

Savonnerie Mika Send 72 soap bars from France to Heeals for Hand wash campaign in India. For Picture Gallery Visit at :  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734260683322413.1073741861.287634107985075&type=1

Celebrating Children's Day

On the occasion of Children's day & Bal swacchta mission ,A participatory workshop was organised on WASH related disease  in schools ,where teachers,parents &students are involved in WASH discussion . Focus was on Vector borne disease ie: Malaria & Dengue . Volunteers imparted the message of cause ,prevention ,symptoms and treatment of the disease . We encourage them to adopt safe drinking water ,good sanitation and hygiene practices both personal and community hygiene and cleanliness . As we believe "Healthy Children Makes Healthy Nation"

Women relieving themselves in open face risk of rape: Government

("There is an immediate need…) NEW DELHI: An overwhelming percentage of rural  women  who are forced to wait till nightfall to relieve themselves face the risk of being raped, the government has admitted ahead of a conference to review sanitation situation in the country. "Sexual harassment and rape are a risk for many women who without a household toilet have to wait until nightfall to seek the privacy of darkness outside to relieve themselves," says the Centre's note on 'Swachh Bharat Mission' distributed to state ministers for discussion as they meet here tomorrow. The note prepared by the  Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation  emphasised the need for sanitation, saying while having a toilet is important for everyone, access to safe, clean toilets brings particular benefits to women and girls. "Freed from the need to defecate in the open, they no longer have to suffer the indignity, humiliation and often verbal and physical

Investing in health through hygiene

An improvement in sanitation and cleanliness will eliminate much of the difference in malnutrition between India and the rest of the world, and across Indian States Historically the greatest advances in longevity and mortality reduction have come not from treatment of individual disease but from public health. This includes modern drainage and sewerage systems (sewage treatment plants), drinking water systems that produce and deliver disease-free water and solid waste disposal systems. The current position is illustrated by the low proportion of the population with access to improved sanitation facilities. The impact of this neglect is reflected in two well-known facts; one, ‘Delhi belly’ is infamous throughout the world and the Delhi middle class has to use water filters to protect itself from tap water-borne disease. And two, India is still home to communicable and vector borne diseases that have been eliminated in most countries outside sub-Saharan Africa. According to the N

Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children With Malnutrition

SHEOHAR DISTRICT, India — He wore thick black eyeliner to ward off the evil eye, but Vivek, a tiny 1-year-old living in a village of mud huts and diminutive people, had nonetheless fallen victim to India’s great scourge of malnutrition. His parents seemed to be doing all the right things. His mother still breast-fed him. His family had six goats, access to fresh buffalo milk and a hut filled with hundreds of pounds of wheat and potatoes. The  economy  of the state where he lives has for years grown faster than almost any other. His mother said she fed him as much as he would eat and took him four times to doctors, who diagnosed malnutrition. Just before Vivek was born in this green landscape of small plots and grazing water buffalo near the Nepali border, the family even got electricity. So why was Vivek malnourished? It is a question being asked about children across India, where a long economic boom has done little to reduce the vast number of children who are malnourished an

World Population Day- 2014

World Population Day- 2014-Theme: Investing in Young People China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil and the US account for half of the world's people Reuters Today marks World Population Day, an annual event observed on 11 July to raise awareness of global population issues. Established by the Governing Council of the  United Nations Development Programme  in 1989, it was inspired by the interest in Five Billion Day on 11 July 1987 – approximately the date when the world's population reached five billion. This year, the theme is "Investing in Young People." What is the history behind the day? As the world population edged to 7 billion in 2011 – up from 2.5 billion in 1950 – it has had profound implications for development, with effects on sustainability, urbanisation, access to health services and youth empowerment. In 1989, the UN recommended that, to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall dev