6 in 10 Africans remain without access to proper toilet: poor sanitation threatens public health


Sixty-two percent of Africans do not have access to an improved sanitation facility–a proper toilet–which separates people from the harmful pathogens in their human waste. Across the continent, diarrhea is the leading killer of children under 5 years old. By getting rid of human waste safely we can reduce diarrhea by more than a third.