Sanitation and Hygiene for All

‘Make A Splash!’ Partnership Progress Report

Girl standing next to a toilet in Turkana


Toilets save lives. From small, remote villages to urban, densely populated areas, I’ve seen the convenience, the smiles and the overall peace of mind that a safe, clean and private toilet brings to an individual and a community. Toilets are about so much more than improved sanitation, and that’s why the LIXIL and UNICEF ‘Make A Splash!’ partnership is such an important one in transforming the lives of children, their families and communities.

The ‘Make A Splash!’ partnership contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to provide access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030, bringing about a world where we end open defecation.

‘Make A Splash!’ was a pioneering partnership for UNICEF with a private-sector company in sanitation, and we started implementation in Ethiopia, Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania. UNICEF’s work with governments, NGOs and communities in sanitation was already producing increasing numbers of cleaner, safer and open-defecation-free societies. Collectively, we were creating demand for toilets. In doing so, there was a need for communities to have access to a product that was safe, affordable and easy to install. LIXIL, with the development of the SATO pan, met that need.

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