14 November 2007

World Toilet Day in India

World Toilet Day

Most important subjects of public health is toilet sanitation so World Toilet Day has its own importance

Some facts about World Toilet Day

* World Toilet Day is on November 19
* Seventh World Toilet Summit hosted in India (Delhi) on the October 2007
* 44 Countries participated in this summit.
* One third of worlds population around the world still not have a hygienic toilet.More than half of them live in India or China.
* United Nations plans to provide toilets for half of them by 2015
* First World Toilet summit held in Singapore (2001)
* An Indian delegate on the first summit proposed the World Toilet Day Concept.
* A habit for some people is to read the news paper / books in the toilet and gives the reason that that is best place where you get a peace of mind.

At least you go to the toilet on November 19th of every year, remember that this is the day for Toilet !!!

More Details at www.worldtoilet.org

Slangs used for Toilet
* bathroom
* toilet
* vomit
* urination
* defecation
* flatulence

Depends on the region toilets are known in different names

* Comfort station
* Rest room
* Wash room
* The Gents
* The Ladies
* Water Closet
* Family restroom

What toilets are known in your region ?

1 comment:

  1. Chelsea (On behalf of WaterPartners International)November 17, 2007

    On behalf of WaterPartners International I wanted to pass along this info about World Toilet Day:

    KANSAS CITY (November 16, 2007) – The toilet may not be first on your list of celebratory causes. But every year, water and sanitation-related disease kills 1.8 million children – one child every 15 seconds. World Toilet Day, Monday November 19, raises awareness of the more than two billion people without access to basic sanitation in the developing world.

    “World Toilet Day brings attention to a hidden, but vital aspect of disease and death in the developing world,” said Gary White, executive director of WaterPartners International (www.water.org), a non-profit that delivers clean water and sanitation systems to the developing world. “There is a huge sanitation and hygiene education crisis, but the problem is not too large to solve.”

    Without access to adequate facilities and hygiene education, open spaces or bodies of water become the primary toilet areas. Children are extremely susceptible to viruses and bacteria, but their risk is easily and dramatically reduced with simple, low-cost toilets. WaterPartners works with groups in South Asia, Africa and Central America to provide access to sanitation and hygiene education.

    “Providing these valuable, but simple assets to a community greatly impacts not just the overall health, but the standard of living within a community,” said Mrs J. Geetha, head of Gramalaya in Tiruchirapalli, India, one of WaterPartners’ local partner organizations. Geetha is a former recipient of a toilet from Gramalaya. “That is why we’ve been working with WaterPartners to improve the lives of our people and help them build a stable foundation for their children’s futures.”

    Gramalaya’s Center for Toilet Technology and Training is believed to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. WaterPartners helped the Gramalaya organization build the center to teach local villagers how to construct “no cost” toilets with local materials, as well as providing more upscale models for families who can afford them. The center bolsters understanding of the link between sanitation, hygiene and good health through access to education.

    · Find out how you can help today by going to www.water.org.

    About WaterPartners International
    WaterPartners International is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that provides safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. Since its inception in 1990, WaterPartners has transformed more than 200 communities in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Guatemala, India, Kenya, and the Philippines with access to safe water and sanitation. By forging partnerships with carefully-screened partner organizations and offering innovative financing methods through its WaterCredit Initiative, WaterPartners empowers local communities to develop and sustain solutions to their own water needs. Learn more and make a difference at www.water.org.