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Infographic: Nigeria world’s third highest for open defecation

Water Aid

According to WaterAid, an Infographic international charity focused on improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation, Nigeria ranks third on the table for highest number of people per country still practicing open defecation. Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside and not into a designated toilet. The term is widely used in literature about water, sanitation, and hygiene ...

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Africa’s top female medical researchers decorated

Yifru Berhane

Science and technology company, Merck, in partnership with the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), African Union, Ethiopia Ministry of Health, University of Cambridge and Institute Pasteur International has announced the 2016 UNESCO-Merck Research Award winners. The nine winners under two categories, ‘Best Young African Researchers Award’ and ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’, were announced during the 2nd UNESCO-MARS Summit 2016 ...

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Water, sanitation, hygiene essential in fight against HIV/AIDS – WaterAid

Dr Michael Ojo

In commemoration of the World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, 2016, WaterAid has restated that safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene (WASH) are essential for ensuring that people living with HIV (PLHIV) live healthy and productive lives. According to the UK-based international organisation, easy access to safe and sufficient water and sanitation is indispensable for people living with ...

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Ogun APC chieftain congratulates Akeredolu

Chief Tolu Odebiyi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, has congratulated Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu on his emergence as the Governor-Elect of Ondo State. In a statement on Monday by his Media Office, Odebiyi said Akeredolu’s emergence is a reflection of the abiding faith of Nigerians in the APC as the party capable of rescuing the ...

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