Thursday, July 8, 2010

World's Toilet Crisis in India : Vanguard

"According the U.S. State Department, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF, the world's greatest infectious killer is not malaria, AIDS, or TB but poop. An estimated 2.6 billion people, about 40% of the world's population, including 1 billion children, have no access to toilets of any kind and must practice open defecation. The result is a continual pandemic of intestinal afflictions that kill 2 million people a year." (source: Vanguard)

How often can you watch a documentary which highlights the issue of SHIT that the world is facing now? An estimated of 2.6 billion people, about 40% of the world's population don't have access to toilets. Thus, they practice open defecation at field area and riverside. Adam Yamaguchi, the reporter of Vanguard, with his strong willpower, travelled to India and Indonesia for this assignment.

It may be a taboo for some people but I highly recommend you to watch and understand how the poor poverty from these countries are suffering.


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