Last updated: 19 november, 2009 - 18:35 GMT

World Toilet Day

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You may be asking, why does the humble toilet have its very own day?

But just look at the facts, worldwide more than two billion people do not have access to proper sanitation and as a result nearly two million, mainy children , die because of illnesses that result from a lack of sanitation.

The BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh visited the residential slum of West Point situated on the waterfront in Monrovia Liberia.

Public toilets are scarce or non-existent and as a result, the beach is used instead.

Diseases such are diarrhoea are always prevalent among the residents.

Jonathan Paye-Layle, went to the toilet facility of a leading government school in the community, the N.V. Massaquoi school.

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