Ecosure and Hitbay have collaborated to highlight the “Having toilets” campaign on World Toilet Day as they unveil an installation of toilets around Harare.
Over 3 million people in Zimbabwe lack access to basic sanitation services and 314 000 people still practice open defecation. The impact is clear, as every day, 14 people die of diarrhea in the country because of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In addition, there are significant inequalities in access to basic sanitation services between rural and urban areas, and between rich and poor communities, affecting households, schools and hospitals. The release of untreated wastewater to the environment also constitutes a significant problem in the region.
World Toilet Day is celebrated annually on 19 November and is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis affecting millions. It is our responsibility to create and maintain good bathroom behavior to keep our precious infrastructure running smoothly and to safeguard our environment.