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2017

We tracked sanitation disasters throughout the year: Twenty Sam Diegans died of Hepatitis A, with most deaths attributed to the lack of public toilets and handwashing facilities on city streets. Texans, Floridians and Peurto Ricians lost wastewater treatment facilities to hurricanes. We drafted a new Disaster Sanitation Planning Guide. Carol McCreary represented PHLUSH at the World Toilet Summit in Stockholm. For World Toilet Day, Hayley Joyell Smith gave the keynote at the Jamaica Toilet Summit followed by the premiere of Karina Mangu-Ward’s film FLUSH. See Annual Report 2017.


Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and PHLUSH realizes that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and health can be improved with adequate access to restrooms. We are beginning to dive into the intersection of restroom advocacy and MHM -- learn more by hearing our board President, Genevieve Schutzius, speak on the intersection…

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Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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