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How Domex Is Making A Difference Across The World By Improving Sanitation

Domex is waging a war on poor sanitation because right now a child dies every two minutes from a disease linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation. A toilet can help change this. Our ambition is to help 25 million people gain improved access to a toilet by 2020 and through this, help save and change people’s lives for the better.

We fight the dangers of poor sanitation, meaning we are undertaking two important missions: a global partnership with UNICEF, and a schools-based Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Futures program.

What is sanitation? A sanitation definition

If you’re wondering about sanitation’s meaning, it’s about having reduced human exposure to diseases by providing a clean environment in which to live. In many instances, sanitation is also about the adequate disposal of sewage. It sounds simple, but one in three people globally don’t have access to either of these things.

What does sanitation mean to human health? Indeed, what is sanitation in practice? Sanitation has been voted the best medical intervention in 150 years, according to a poll carried out by the British Medical Journal Quite simply, getting sanitation right across the world will have a massive impact on improving human health. When people have their health, it becomes easier to achieve an education, get a job, and ultimately start breaking down the cycle of poverty.

Our partnership with UNICEF: Fighting poor sanitation across the world

Domex and UNICEF are proof that together we can help save and change lives. When you buy a specially-marked bottle of Domex, you don’t just buy an effective germ-kill product for your home, you contribute to UNICEF’s work to help every child have a clean, safe toilet.

With your support, we’ve helped 10 million people get toilets so far, and we’re going to help 10 million more by 2020.

The Domex ‘Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Futures’ initiative

Domex believes a clean, safe school toilet is a right, not a privilege – shockingly, two thirds of schools in developing countries are not afforded this basic right. When kids can’t use the toilets at school because they’re filthy, some simply stop using them. This leads to serious health risks – particularly to young women who are going through their menstruation cycle. When kids do use a toilet, they can be exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Currently, 272 million school days are lost each year due to sickness caused by diseases linked to unsafe water and unsanitary conditions. Our Cleaner Toilets Brighter Futures program tackles part of this enormous problem, helping make school toilets cleaner and safer around the world.

Cleaner Toilets Brighter Futures uses the principles of behavioural change, working alongside janitors, teachers, principals and kids, teaching the benefits of healthy hygiene habits and clean toilets. We also provide practical skills on how to keep toilets maintained and operational for the long term.

That’s how we’re helping to make a difference around the world – helping people without toilets gain access to them, and helping schools maintain toilets so kids have better conditions at school and a chance to thrive. We’re unstoppable when it comes to the war on poor sanitation.

*Income from the sales of Domex products in the Philippines will not be directed towards the project with UNICEF.