India tops in open defecation in the world

According a latest report of  WHO/UNICEF Indians use open place for defecation, the highest in the world. This is something that should bring shame to Indians.

Some of the key findings of the report:

  • Around 638 million people do not have access to toilets in India followed by Indonesia (58m), China (50m), Ethiopia (49m), Pakistan (48m), Nigeria (33m) and Sudan (17m).
  • 18 percent of urban India still defecates in open while the percentage of rural India is as high as 69 percent.
  • It also underlines that open defecation leads to deadly diarrhoea and other intestinal diseases which kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year.

Source: http://www.unicef.org/media/files/JMP-2010Final.pdf

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One Response to India tops in open defecation in the world

  1. mohammad irshad khan December 20, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    iam a community health fellow at gwalior in india
    pleas provid more information facts about open defecation
    thamks

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