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Celebrating Latrines on World Toilet Day

Celebrating Latrines on World Toilet Day

 One of the 181 latrines built in Kabay, Haiti as a project to combat waterborne diseases like cholera. August 2017.

One of the 181 latrines built in Kabay, Haiti as a project to combat waterborne diseases like cholera. August 2017.

November 19 is World Toilet Day. Toilets are very important part of MCC’s work in Haiti. Latrines are a simple way to ensure that that drinking water is clean and free of waterborne diseases like cholera.

Around the world, there are still billions of people who don’t have access to toilets. According to the World Health Organization, only 39% of the world’s population has a sanitation system in place to securely dispose of waste. 80% of wastewater returns back into ecosystem. This means almost 1.8 billion people drink end up drinking contaminated water every year. Safe water, good hygiene and safe sanitation could help to prevent 842,000 deaths per year.

Here are some stories about our work with latrines in Haiti.

Infographic: Cholera in Haiti: Getting to Zero

Infographic: Cholera in Haiti: Getting to Zero

Infographie: La Reforestation d'Haïti

Infographie: La Reforestation d'Haïti