Sanitary Toilets


The Impact Of Sanitory Toilets On Health

 

200271800-001According to the latest UNICEF and World Health Organisation (WHO) data, only 11% of people in Sierra Leone have access to adequate sanitation facilities; in the rural areas it is just 5%.

Only about half the population – and less than a third in rural areas – has access to safe drinking water.

Based on the research we carried out within the community, it was clear that latrine facilities were one of the most pressing needs.

The absence of this has contributed to the poor living standards of residents in the locality.  This was devastating as children were most vulnerable and prone to sickness such as cholera, malaria and tuberculosis.

In view of this, WCC seeks to construct modern toilet facilities to accommodate and to help mitigate easily spread diseases affecting the locality.

Our intention is to build as many toilet facilities as possible in the community to protect and prevent ill health.  Moreover, 98% of Calaba Town’s population have no public toilets and most of the children and young people use bushes or streams in their place, so we will also educate local people about the importance of using toilets instead.  Care-takers will be employed to help maintain these facilities.

 

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