6,000 children a day die in poor countries from poor sanitation
6,000 children a day die in the developing world from diarrhoeal diseases according to the charity WaterAid
These could be essentially prevented through better sanitation. Governmental priorities, however, tend to ignore these basic solutions to basic problems.
These two somewhat unusually attired ladies have come to the World Toilet Summit in Belfast to highlight this issue which is not given the attention it needs. Funding is provided, but that funding is not being concentrated on the basic requirements such as better sanitation.