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Why Technology is more popular than toilets

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Mobiles are more popular than toilets

Technology is more popular than toilets. People use technology than toilets.

According to United nations there are more cell phones than clean toilets in the world. World Population is 7 billion. Out of this only 4.5 billion people have access to clean toilets while 6 billion people have access to cell phone.

So there are 2.5 billion people in the world without basic without basic sanitation. It is not a healthy situation for the world. Moreover 1.1 billion people still defecate in the open.

According to United nations “The countries where open defecation is most widely practiced are the same countries with the highest numbers of under-five child deaths, high levels of under-nutrition and poverty, and large wealth disparities. ”

Due to this United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged government, civil society, business and international organizations to come together and eradicate this problem forever.

“I am calling on all actors – government, civil society, business and international organizations – to commit to measurable action and to mobilize the resources to rapidly increase access to basic sanitation. Let’s face it – this is a problem that people do not like to talk about. But it goes to the heart of ensuring good health, a clean environment and fundamental human dignity for billions of people – and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. With just over a thousand days for action before the 2015 MDG deadline, we have a unique window of opportunity to deliver a generational change.”