Total sanitation drive

Kathmandu: To mark the World Toilet Day, the NGO Forum for Urban Water and Sanitation (NGOFUWS) initiated an advocacy initiative on Monday with the aim of promoting total sanitation with the slogan ‘Sanitation is beyond toilets’. “Sanitation is the means of healthy living. It is one of the intervening factors of improving poverty situation, which leads to environmental sustainability. There is no doubt that improved sanitation can reduce water and vector-borne diseases as well as mortality, morbidity, improper growth and malnutrition, which are again the factors of low productivity and extreme poverty situation,” the NGOFUWS said. — HNS