Issues of sanitation and hygiene still remain one of the main concerns for developing countries.
Sustainable sanitation is a matter of dignity, equality, and safety, and is crucial to improving the health and wellbeing of a community.
Designed to assist in this widespread need and as a tool for hygiene education W-Toliet is a composting toilets or dry toilets which operate without the need for flushing water.+
It is independent of connections to water supplies and sewers and provide a safe and hygienic sanitation alternative in areas without conventional sanitation infrastructure. It is also conceived to reduce the household water consumption and the human waste-related health risks for the villagers. The composting materials is used as fertilizer for the garden.
Benefits of improved sanitation extend well beyond reducing the risk of diarrhoea. These include: +
Reducing the spread of intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma, which are neglected tropical diseases that cause suffering for millions;
Reducing the severity and impact of malnutrition;
Promoting dignity and boosting safety, particularly among women and girls;
Promoting school attendance: girls’ school attendance is particularly boosted by the provision of separate sanitary facilities; and potential recovery of water, renewable energy and nutrients from fecal waste.
A WHO study in 2012 calculated that for every US$ 1.00 invested in sanitation, there was a return of US$ 5.50 in lower health costs, more productivity, and fewer premature deaths.