Hello to my fellow bloggers. Have you cleaned your toilets? Do you know that NOV 19 is World Toilet Day, a day that reminds us of our responsibility to keep toilets clean?
It is also our civic duty to create a greater awareness among the public of the importance of toilets, cleanliness and its proper use.
The abysmal state of toilets in public places, restaurants and eateries, workplaces, schools and even homes has led to the founding of the World Toilet Organisation (WTO).

The non-profit organisation aims to make sanitation for all a global priority. WTO highlighted last year that 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper sanitation. The current practice of open-air defecation in many countries poses a serious threat to public health.

WTO’s initiatives prompted the United Nations to officially declare Nov 19 as the World Toilet Day in 2013.

Each year UN World Toilet Day calls on the global community to focus on sanitation.

Public health begins with personal hygiene. It helps in preventing diseases besides promoting community health and prolonging life.

A person uses the toilet, on an average of six times a day.

Washing hands after going to the toilet is one of the most important aspects of personal hygiene.

Besides re-educating and changing the mindset of recalcitrant adults on the proper use of toilets it is equally important to provide potty training to young children so that as they grow up they will realise the inherent health hazard posed by filthy toilets.

So, make sure our toilets are always clean and hygienic.
 
Improper disposal of human waste pollutes water, food and soil with germs that leads to diarrhoea and other infectious diseases.
Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK), must ensure that the human waste in its final journey is properly consigned to its destination as overflowing manholes and occasional leakage from its treatment plant are not uncommon.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Let’s make it our way of life.