We Fix Now Responds to Action Calls from the UN

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The emergency repair specialists at We Fix Now have shared their thoughts on revelations from the United Nations that more people in the world now have a mobile phone than access to a working toilet.

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y 2025 the goal is for complete elimination of open defecation, which can cause illnesses such as diarrhea, that kills 4,500 children every day.

It has been reported in UN News Centre that approximately 6 billion people now have a mobile phone, yet only 4.5 billion have access to clean toilets. This has prompted UN Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson to call for urgent action to end the crisis. The action aims to focus on improving hygiene as well as providing better management of human waste and waste water. By 2025 the goal is for complete elimination of open defecation, which can cause illnesses such as diarrhea, that kills 4,500 children every day.

Indonesia demonstrates the problem particularly well where it is not unusual to see people living in metal roofed shakes without toilets, surfing the internet on their smartphones. The problem is, from an infrastructure investment standpoint, it is easier to build a mobile phone network than a sewer system.

Best known for their Walthamstow plumbers, the team at We Fix Now also provide fully trained plumbers throughout London and its surrounding counties. A representative from the company shares their thoughts on the importance of plumbing and sufficient sanitation systems.

“As World Plumbing Day recently demonstrated, many of us take for granted clean toilets and water supplies, however this isn’t the case for everyone. Hopefully these calls to action from the UN will help to turn the situation around.”

The team at We Fix Now are looking forward to reviewing the figures by the end of the year.
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency electricians and plumbing in London and counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.

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