05 May 2017

How much do you know about global sanitation? Here’s your chance to test yourself! Take our quiz and learn more about why investing in clean, safe sanitation is so important.

1. Globally, how many people have no choice but to use a drinking-water source contaminated with faeces?

2. What does 'open defecation' mean?


3. Globally, how many people practice 'open defecation'?


4. True or false? The world's poorest households are more likely to have access to a mobile phone than a toilet.

5. What percentage of deaths due to diarrhoea worldwide has been attributed to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene?


6. For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, what is the estimated economic return?


7. What percentage of India's surface water is estimated to be polluted?

8. What does 'ecosan' stand for?

9. On average, how much water does a modern flush-toilet use, per use (excluding water for washing)?

10. On average, how much water does an ecosan toilet use, per use (excluding water for washing)?

We’re shocked and appalled by some of the statistics above. That’s why we put sanitation first. We are working hard to tackle poverty, one toilet at a time. If you too would like to make a difference to the global sanitation crisis, click here today.

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