As a result of unsanitary water and sanitation, 700 children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases every day. The lack of sanitation services also has a particular impact on women and girls who are exposed to the threat of violence and harassment, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated large inequities in access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
In 2018, UNICEF and LIXIL created a bold new partnership called “Make a Splash!” – UNICEF’s first global shared-value cooperation in the fields of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). It combines the leadership of UNICEF’s WASH sector with LIXIL’s global expertise in toilet design and innovation to address the sanitation and hygiene crisis.
As part of LIXIL’s brand portfolio, GROHE is launching its “Energy for Life” campaign, which runs from May to August in 13 countries in the EMENA region to raise awareness and support partnership activities: GROHE will donate MAD 12 for each participating GROHE shower system or a thermostat purchased to help a child access a home or school toilet with soaps.