'2.6 billion or 40 per cent of the world’s population have no access to personal sanitation.'
World Toilet Day is the 19th November every year and is the brainchild of the World Toilet Organization - a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide.
I heard of it via this article on providing sanitation and clean water in Bangladesh on the WaterAid website. Browsing these charity websites makes you realize how deadly serious this topic is. It isn't just cholera that is transmitted via contaminated water....
If you are interested in raising money for charity or giving money to charity then it is interesting to consider where the best 'value for money' is. In terms of saving lives charities that provide clean water and sanitation would have to rank very highly.