Tag Archives: WASH

Toro, 6 Other Bauchi LGAs Now Open Defecation Free


Toro Local Government Area (LGA) is Nigeria’s largest. Nearly 7,000 square kilometers, this LGA in Bauchi State is about three times the size of Mauritius or more than half the size of The Gambia. Yusuf Sambo, like many Toro residents, is a farmer who depends on the Gwolchaski river for cultivating his crop and for other needs. “For many years, …

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Accelerate Actions To Meet 2030 Target For Clean Water, Sanitation


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services are vital for everyone. These services are indispensable to economic development, as well as health, tackling gender inequality and building resilience to climate change. WaterAid’s latest policy paper: “Ending the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis together: policy priorities for accelerating progress” sets out a series of recommendations to countries working to accelerate progress towards …

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Flooding: Nassarawa State, WHO Prioritise Displaced Persons For Health Service Delivery


In Nigeria, millions of people across 35 states have been affected by the flooding, causing extreme destruction in the country The torrent of water swept through Angulu Village, in Doma Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, displacing thousands of people and inundating dozens of buildings, including the health facility serving the community. With a swollen belly and aching feet, eight months …

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WaterAid, Partners Champion Sanitation Improvement in Lagos

WaterAid Nigeria and Kimberly Clark Corporation would commence a project titled Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project in Ikorodu North and Ojodu Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) of Lagos State, being the pilot councils. DAYO EMMANUEL, who was at the inauguration of the project in June, also attended a capacity building workshop the two organisations facilitated recently in Lagos for journalists, …

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Open Defecation A National Emergency—WaterAid Nigeria

‘A Gram Of Human Waste Contains Over 10 Million Viruses, Parasites’ Nanbam Michael is the Project Manager on the Kimberly Clark Corporation project being facilitated by WaterAid, Nigeria. The project, titled ‘Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project,’ is being piloted in two local councils of Ikorodu North and Ojodu Local Council Development Areas, representing rural and peri-urban communities. Michael, who facilitated at a three-day …

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Measles, cough kill six in Jigawa, 249 others infected

An outbreak of measles has been confirmed in Jigawa State. Reports reveal that about six children have so far been killed by the disease while 249 others are already infected after the outbreak of measles and whooping cough which broke in Suletankarkar Local Government area of the state. Further reports reveal that the victims are children five years and below. …

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