World Toilet Day - updates

Rappler's latest stories on World Toilet Day


The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Your toilet and personal health: What’s the connection?

Dec 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Germs stay in your bathroom after you shower or use the toilet These can lead to illnesses

Why toilets matter: Ending open defecation in PH

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Open defecation practiced by 7 million people in the Philippines is both a public health problem and a safety and dignity problem for women and girls

BETTER SANITATION. Filipino residents hold water containers as they participate in an event to mark World Toilet Day at a poor community in Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2014. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Japan's high-tech toilet maker eyes global throne

Nov 20, 2012 - 10:42 AM

For the company that has sold over 30 million high tech toilets commonly known as Washlets global lavatory domination remains elusive especially among shy US consumers

HI-TECH TOILET. A Japanese-made Toto toilet with control panel (L, on wall) in a bamboo-lined stall at Ninja New York, a Japanese restaurant in the Tribeca section of New York on August 12, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA