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ERA describes union’s successful elections new dawn in campaign against water privatisation

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) for a successful national congress which saw Comrade Benjamin Anthony of Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Abuja emerge as the new president. The national congress which held in Ibadan, Oyo State from October 18 to 19 ...

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Unwashed hands threat to public health – Expert

Handwashing

Unwashed hand is capable of transmitting infectious diseases and constitute threat to public health, a medical laboratory scientist, Mr Solomon Chollom, has said. Chollom, who works with the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Jos, Plateau State, that many people failed to imbibe handwashing culture in their daily ...

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Drought-torn Cape Town rations water

Water-rationing

The drought-torn city of Cape Town in South Africa has officially rolled out water rationing as a result of the critical nature of available water supply. This move is part of the city’s Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan (CWSDP). In a statement, the Cape Town government announced on Monday, October 23, 2017 that the rationing is the Phase 1 of its ...

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UNICEF sensitises 500 rural traders on handwashing in Osun

Pernille Ironside

No fewer than 500 rural traders were on Monday, October 23, 2017 sensitised on the importance of handwashing at Olufi Market, Gbongan in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the handwashing campaign was organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with Ayedaade Local Government. Addressing the traders, a ...

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Global Handwashing Day: Africa’s future is in its hands – AMCOW

Dr. Canisius Kanangire

In the spirit of the 2017 Global Handwashing Day, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has stated that the future of the African continent lies in its hands. Dr Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the Abuja-based AMCOW, who made the submission in a statement to commemorate the event observed on Sunday, October 15 2017, pointed out that the organisation ...

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Global Handwashing Day: Group seeks action to improve hygiene, healthcare facilities

Handwashing

WaterAid Nigeria has renewed its call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools as well as healthcare facilities in the country. According to the organisation, one-in-three schools around the world do not have regular access to water, basic private toilets, or a way to wash hands with soap and an estimated 443 million school days are lost every ...

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Global Handwashing Day: Protecting health towards a sustainable future

Anthony Lake

Nature Uchenna Obiakor, Coordinator, YouthWASH Africa, in this piece to celebrate the 2017 Global Handwashing Day (GHD), writes that the theme for this year’s event is conceptualised to emphasise how handwashing protects health, and offers mankind the opportunity to build a sustainable future “Our Hands, Our Future” is the theme for the 2017 Global Handwashing Day (GHD) which is celebrated ...

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Ghanaian body may partner media in open defecation campaign

Open Defecation-Media

A cross section of media practitioners from the Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern and Volta regions who recently met in Accra to deliberate on ways of ending open defecation in Ghana, have proposed mounting a media campaign against open defecation. This will involve several components such as devoting time and space in  all the various media channels to issues; ...

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AMCOW set to celebrate 15th anniversary

Dr. Canisius Kanangire

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has announced the convocation of its 15th anniversary celebration. The celebration, which is scheduled to hold from November 27 to 28, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria will also feature an Executive Council Meeting of African Water Ministers on November 27, and Strategic Dialogue with Development Partners on November 28, 2017. Organised by AMCOW in ...

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Women group decries state of water, sanitation in Lagos

Water

The African Women Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network (AWWASHNET) has decried the state of water infrastructure in communities across Lagos, even as it demands innovative financing of the sector within the realm of public control. AWWASHNET made the demand after carrying out a fact-finding visit to different communities in Lagos, including Orile-Iganmu, Okokomaiko, Orile Agege, among others, drawing the conclusion ...

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