You probably sit upon your toilet at home or work many times per day without considering how lucky you are to have a clean, safe place to do your business. Toilets are one of the many things Americans take for granted. Twitter.com also said that a recent study showed that about one-third of the world’s population still has no access to sanitary toilets.
South Asia and Southern Africa are the worst affected when it comes to sanitation because inhabitants lack proper toilets and defecate out in the open, making an increase in waterborne illnesses inevitable.
The U.N. is coming up with a new plan to end these hazards by 2030. Though it’s good to have a plan, it’s hard not to take into account the failed United Nations Millenium Goals that were set for 2015. Thankfully access to clean drinking water has improved, but that will all be in vain if sanitation goals aren’t met.
It’s easy to take things for granted that you’ve had all your life. The next time you grace the commode with your presence, think of how lucky you are to have such accommodations and hope for the people in countries that they too will have the luxuries we enjoy here.