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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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    Now Tim's leader I'm expecting a cockroach but would prefer a Phonix.
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    No Europe? With the referendum? There must be something we don't know......
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    A penguin?
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    @John Tilley How about a Duck a l'orange Book?
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    (I'm not much of a Libby fan...)
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    So long as it is not a small Orange Book or a Dead Duck, most of us will probably be happy with a replacement.