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WaterAid Report: 72% of Liberians without Toilet Facilities

first_imgThe British charity WaterAid has launched a global sanitation report in Liberia as part of this year’s World Toilet Day celebration held on November 19, revealing that in Liberia, over 1.6 million people – approximately one-third of the nation’s population — practice open defecation as a result of lack of access to sanitation, such as toilets. The report, “Overflowing Cities: The State of the World’s Toilets 2016,” reveals that in addition to the 1,620,000 (one million, six hundred twenty thousand) people in Liberia practicing open defecation, urban dwellers living without improved sanitation is equivalent to 72 percent, while 500 plus children died from preventable diseases.The report examines the state of urban sanitation around the world as an issue that is becoming more pressing as two-thirds of the global population is reportedly expected to live in towns and cities by 2050. This year’s program was held under theme, “Toilets and Jobs,” with focus on how sanitation or the lack of it can impact people’s livelihoods.In Liberia, the report said 32 percent of children under five are stunted as a result of diseases associated with poor sanitation.The Team Leader of WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone, Chuchu Selma, called on the national government to ensure that everyone living in urban areas, including slums, have toilet facilities.Mr. Selma wants increased budgets from governments and donors on sanitation, clean water and hygiene for the urban poor; he also stressed the need for coordination among government, partners and residents to ensure improved sanitation services are provided.He also urged corporate organizations to play a pivotal role in society by supporting initiatives aimed at raising the profile of slum dwellers when it comes to sanitation.Selma then used the occasion to admonish Liberians from all walks of life to give sanitation workers respect, better incentives and decent salariesHe said India ranks tops for having the greatest number of urbanites living without a safe, private toilet – 157 million – as well as the most urban dwellers practicing open defecation – 41 million. “Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, is falling far behind in reaching its urban population with a toilet, while China is making some strides in reaching its urban population with sanitation,” Mr. Selma said.From statistics, Mr. Selma said, around 315,000 children die each year from diarrhea, which is caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s almost 900 children each day or one child every two minutes.“War-ravaged South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, is the worst country in the world for urban sanitation in percentage terms. An estimated 84 percent of urbanites have no access to a toilet and every other urban-dweller there practices open defecation,” he said. He said the report examines the problems facing more than 700 million urban dwellers around the world living without decent sanitation. Selma added that an estimated 100 million of these have no choice but to defecate in the open, using roadsides, railway tracks and even plastic bags, dubbed “flying toilets.”“One child dies every two minutes from diarrheal diseases caused by dirty water, poor sanitation and hygiene. Globally 159 million children under five have their physical and cognitive developments stunted; many of such cases are caused from repeated bouts of diarrhea attributed to dirty water, poor sanitation and lack of hygiene,” Selma said.The WaterAid report coincided with programs marking this year’s World Toilet Day, which also talked about taking action to reach the 2.4 billion people living without a toilet. The report named South Sudan, Madagascar, Congo, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, Ethiopia, Liberia, DR Congo and Uganda as the 10 countries topping the list with the greatest percentage of the urban population living without safe toilets. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local residents can meet with Rep Chatfield in March and April

first_img13Mar Local residents can meet with Rep. Chatfield in March and April State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of March and April.“I believe it is important to listen and stay accessible,” Rep. Chatfield said. “I am pleased to continue hosting local office hours monthly and I encourage everyone to attend.”The schedule for office hours is as follows:Monday, March 269 to 10 a.m. at Alice’s Restaurant, 116 S. Main St. in Cheboygan; and11 a.m. to noon at the Pellston Regional Airport (2nd floor conference room), 1395 US-31 in Pellston.Monday, April 23 9 to 10 a.m. at Mackinac Grille, 251 S. State St. in St. Ignace; and11 a.m. to noon at Dancing Crane Coffee House, 12072 W. Lakeshore Drive in Brimley.No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Chatfield’s office by calling (517) 373-2629, via email at leechatfield@house.mi.gov or through his website at www.RepChatfield.com. Categories: Chatfield Newslast_img read more

Mobile TV network provider Yamgo has appointed two

first_imgMobile TV network provider Yamgo has appointed two new non-executive directors, which it said would help with the development of its advertising platform.Mobile entertainment exec Dave Moreau and former Ernst & Young managing partner Trevor Denny have joined Yamgo’s board with immediate effect.
Dave Moreau is currently chief operating officer of Livewire Mobile, which provides digital entertainment services, focused mainly on music, through mobile network operators, OEMs and media companies.
“Yamgo is a brilliantly run company with a focused, energetic and talented CEO in Ian Mullins,” said Moreau. “I am delighted to be joining the board as a non-executive director.”The Yamgo TV network streams live TV to mobile devices using 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi connections, with a line-up that includes Asian based entertainment channels, music, sport, movies, entertainment and news channels.last_img read more

Turkish Radio and Television has become the first

first_imgTurkish Radio and Television has become the first national broadcaster in Turkey to broadcast its HbbTV VoD services in Dolby Digital Plus. The first content to be streamed will be the historical documentary East to West: The River Flowing Westward from LionTV UK and TRT.TRT’s HbbTV VoD services, also known as TRT ARTI, are available on its HD channels broadcast via Turksat, which covers Turkey and European countries including Germany, France, UK, Italy and Austria. These can be viewed on all HbbTV enabled DVB-S2 receivers.Technical partners Sofia Digital and Yol Digital created the technical infrastructure, as well as providing the DASH+ Dolby Digital Plus transcoding platform, to enable the delivery of the service.last_img read more