One Million Clean Toilets Movement to Lessen Missed School Days
I studied in a public school during my elementary days and one of my problems there (yes at the age of 6 I was already stressed haha) was when I needed to go #1 or #2 and the school’s CR was terrible. Wag nyo na ipa describe please!
To avoid the monster bathroom, when I was in Grade 1, I preferred peeing on my skirt inside the classroom or at the back of the room rather than go to the CR (ganyan ko kayo kamahal, binunyag ko secreto kong malupit haha).
Anyway, my bad experience with a toilet happened in a school but some have this problem even at their own houses.
According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), children around the world miss an estimated 443 million school days each year because of diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, including using unsanitary toilets. This sanitation- related concern hinders the children’s learning and significantly reduces their quality of life.
Illnesses due to poor toilet sanitation include diarrhea disease and parasitic worm infections which can lead to nutritional deficiencies, physical and mental stunting, and death. Every day, millions of children in rural communities and urban households nationwide are exposed to these health problems by using dirty toilets populated by disease-carrying germs.
According to Dr. Luisa Efren of the Philippine Public Health Association (PPHA), the simple act of proper toilet sanitation can help prevent the spread of these germs. However, children continue to be at risk from these deadly diseases because many households still use ordinary laundry bleach to clean their toilet bowls, which is not enough to kill all toilet germs.
For me, I trust DOMEX
For the past three years, Unilever Philippines through its germ-kill expert brand Domex, has been working with UNICEF and PPHA to champion the One Million Clean Toilets Movement. This advocacy program aims to educate Filipinos on proper toilet hygiene and the need for sanitized household toilets to keep their families safe against disease-causing germs.
To learn more about Domex and how you can stay safe from disease with a germ-free home, visit Domex Philippines on Facebook. You can also help the 1 Million Clean Toilets Movement fight against disease by spreading awareness on the sanitation issue caused unsanitary toilets.
Watch and share the “Sick Days” video to help keep your family and friends germ-free.