The Australian Toilet Tour
Something as simple as a toilet can ensure a child lives beyond the age of 5. Yet 1 in 3 people worldwide, a mind boggling, 2.5 billion people, live without access to a decent toilet.
The Toilet Tour will draw Australia’s attention to the global sanitation crisis in an effort to encourage our Government to see this basic necessity as an aid priority.
Beginning in Tamworth in May 2012 a Giant Toilet will tour Australia from the east coast, across the great bite of South Australia, up into Adelaide and then across to Western Australia, finishing its journey on World Toilet Day on 19 November.
We would love you to take part in the Toilet Tour by either attending, or helping to organise, a public event.
Did you know?
- Diarrhoea kills more children every year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined
- Every year, around 60 million children are born into homes without access to sanitation
- Half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene
- There are more people in the world without sanitation today than there were in 1990
- For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of $9 is returned in increased productivity
- Achieving universal access to safe water and sanitation would save 2.5 million lives every year