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Lord Avebury writes… World Toilet Day and sanitation: an unspoken problem

Today is World Toilet Day and it is important to remember that 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. One in three women across the world risks shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they do not have a safe place to go to the toilet. This is unthinkable in the UK, but a reality in the developing world and the impact is devastating. Absence of clean toilets and inadequate sanitation facilities are key causes of diarrhoeal disease, the second largest killer of children worldwide, causing around 760,000 child deaths every year. Diarrhoeal disease is also a contributing factor to malnutrition, which in turn can lead to stunted growth and impede cognitive development.

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    And of course manifesto commitments are always kept and delivered on by single party administrations, aren’t they… The point of democracy being that if they...
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    "Yes, but the essential difference is that the horse-trading goes on before the election and produces a manifesto which all in the party sign up...
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    Barry You obviously no nothing about the pub industry, and should reframe from making comments or observations in matters that you no nothing about.
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 11th Feb - 11:52am
    @Allan Heron: That is welcome news. There was one very unhelpful press comment from him at one stage on this issue.