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Unilever to launch world’s first Toilet Academy in Vietnam
First Domestos Toilet Academy opened in Vietnam

toilet acadameyUnilever is also pioneering an innovative approach to theprovision of sanitation, through its continued partnershipwith the World Toilet Organization, to launch the world’sfirst Domestos Toilet Academy in Vietnam. This academywill provide the business skills and training necessary forlocal entrepreneurs to source and supply latrines to their localcommunities – providing jobs and a boost to the economy,and at the same time promoting the importance of safe andhygienic sanitation.

The Toilet Academy programme aimsto be a sustainable and long-term solution to sanitation thatbenefits local society and helps stimulate local economy.

For 2.5 billion people across the developing world having no access to even theFor 2.5 billion people across the developing world, having no access to even the most basic sanitation is a reality faced every day Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/ EPADr Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Minister of Health Vietnamsaid: “Currently, many countries, including Vietnam, arestill facing lots of difficulties and challenges. Challenges ofglobalization as well as environmental pollution, populationgrowth and urbanization have impacted the sanitationcrisis. In Vietnam, the Government has put strongemphasis on stimulating and promoting the “PatrioticHygiene Movement” to mobilize all management agencies,organizations at all levels and entire nation to join hands inimproving hygiene and sanitation as this is essential in thecurrent context.”

“The active participation of businesses like Unilever,helping improve health and hygiene for communities isgreatly appreciated and widely acknowledged. The launchof the Toilet Academy clearly demonstrates Unilever’senormous effort and will positively contribute to improvesanitary conditions for Vietnamese people.”

Source: WASHplus




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