A shocking one in four people don't have a decent toilet of their own. Slowly, we're making progress - since the year 2000, 2.1 billion people have gained access to decent toilets.
Good hygiene behaviour is integral to keeping people clean and healthy and stopping the spread of diseases like coronavirus, yet only 1% of funding for water, sanitation and health is spent on changing hygiene habits.
At WaterAid, we recognise the importance of good hygiene practice and incorporate it into all of our work.
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are vital for living a dignified, healthy life.
Statistics can look stark. 1 in 3 people on the planet doesn't have a decent toilet. 1 in 10 don't have clean water.
But thanks to your incredible support, we’ve already reached millions of people in some of the toughest places in the world. We can’t stop there.
By working together, we can reach everyone, everywhere within a generation – and transform millions of more lives for good.
Please note: all statistics on the WaterAid website are from WASHwatch, unless otherwise stated.