It's easy to enjoy the potty-humoured aspects of World Toilet Day, which took place on 19 November. Indeed the WTD promoters do that themselves. But there are very serious issues underlying the event, effecting billions of people.
Church World Service is urging the United States to accelerate its efforts to help meet current and future water needs for all, by urging Congress to approve US $500 million in global funding for safe drinking water and sanitation.
Governments will today (Nov 19) be accused of denying millions of people in the developing world a simple medical breakthrough – sanitation - that transformed British society 150 years ago. A new report from Christian development agency Tearfund calls for a Global Action Plan.