SANITATION FOR ALL - KEY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE

WATCHING AND SHARING OUR VIDEO HELPS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE GLOBAL SANITATION PROBLEM AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

Empty classrooms. Unread textbooks. Deserted schools. Did you know that each year, 443 million sick days are stolen from children in the developing world due to unsanitary toilet conditions?1That’s the same as every child in Britain missing school for three months...

Why improving access to sanitation matters:
2.4 billion people – that’s  1 in 3 people globally - do not have access to a clean, safe toilet. Nearly 1 billion people defecate in the open.  This crisis in sanitation has far-reaching consequences when we know that access to safe sanitation can:

  • Protect children from preventable diseases, thereby reducing stunting, morbidity and mortality rates

  • Reduce school dropout rates and help keep children (particularly adolescent girls) in school and improve academic performance;

  • And improve the quality of life by providing people with the privacy, safety and dignity to relieve themselves without shame

Universal access to safe sanitation will contribute to a brighter future. That’s why, as part of our  Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever has committed to helping 25 million people gain improved access to a toilet by 2020, by making proper sanitation more accessible and by promoting the benefits of using clean toilets.

How we’re helping
Thanks to the global partnership between the Unilever Foundation, Domestos, and UNICEF, we have helped over 5 million people gain access to a toilet through behaviour change interventions and capacity building initiatives from 2012 – 2015.2

Domestos Toilet Academies are also helping to improve access to sanitation in rural India and the Domestos School Programmes, are educating the next generation about the importance of sanitation and hygiene.

Buy a bottle, help change a life.
Domestos’ mission, together with UNICEF, is to help put an end to the spread of germs and provide access to clean and safe toilets for people worldwide.

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Together, we can improve sanitation worldwide and put a stop to disease-causing germs.

1 Estimated with data from Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done. UNICEF, WHO 2009

2 Results are reported by UNICEF in accordance with its methodology and includes reach from direct & indirect initiatives.


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