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Group wants hand washing facilities in health centres

Hand washing

The Network of Civil Societies on Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has called for the provision of hand washing facilities in all health centres to promote hygiene and effective service delivery. National Coordinator, NEWSAN, Mr Benson Attah, made the call at a sensitisation campaign on hand washing to pregnant women at the Township Clinic, Gwagwalada, FCT on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. ...

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Guinness, WaterAid undertake ‘Water of Life’ project in Kebbi

Kaduna community

Guinness Nigeria Plc has entered into partnership with WaterAid towards ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene, while helping people act to improve their health and well-being. The partnership has the Guinness Nigeria “Water of Life” programme and WaterAid Nigeria working with the Kebbi State Government through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (Kebbi RUWASSA), alongside the technical ...

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Governments asked to accelerate access to water, sanitation security for Africa

Makame Mbarawa

Water experts, policy makers, government representatives, UN agencies, donors and non-governmental organisations kicked off the celebration of the seventh edition of the Africa Water Week in Libreville, of Gabon on Monday, October 29, 2018 calling on African governments to reflect on achievements made so far towards availing clean water and sanitation services to all. The weeklong event is convened by ...

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Buhari to declare emergency on water, sanitation

Muhammadu Buhari

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday, October 24, 2018 said that President Muhammadu Buhari would declare a state of emergency on water and sanitation come November 8. Adamu made the disclosure during the Special Town Hall Meeting of the Federal Government held at Emeritus Prof. Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall of University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo ...

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Global Handwashing Day: Pupil commits to preaching hygiene message

Global Handwashing Day

Chiamaka Abraham is a hygiene hero from Ikom LGA, Cross River state, South-south Nigeria. She attends Holy Trinity Academy and she is eight years old. Chiamaka recently visited another school in her neighbourhood (PCN Primary School, Ikom) to talk about the importance of handwashing with soap or ash and the implication of not practicing handwashing at critical times. She demonstrated ...

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Six states benefit from USAID urban water reform programme

Stephen Haykin

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has inaugurated a new urban water and sanitation programme to support efforts of six states to improve their water agencies for effective performance. The states are: Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba. At the announcement in Abuja, the USAID Mission Director, Mr Stephen Haykin, said the four-year $60.4 million programme would provide ...

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NCF calls for enforcement of sanitation laws to curb pollution

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 called for the enforcement of sanitation laws in Lagos State to serve as deterrent to abuses on the environment compounding plastic pollution. NCF President, Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Philip Asiodu, made the call at the “2018 Walk for Nature”, an annual initiative aimed at raising environmental education in Nigeria ...

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Handwashing Day: Stakeholders want water, sanitation, hygiene prioritised

suleiman adamu kazaure

Stakeholders in the water sector have called on government at all levels to prioritise provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities to tackle spread of diseases in Nigeria. They made the call on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Abuja at an occasion to mark the global Handwashing Day, jointly organised by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration ...

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60,000 under-fives die of diarrhea every year – WaterAid

Diarrhea deaths

WaterAid Nigeria says about 60,000 children below the age of five years still die every year in Nigeria, owing to diarrhea infections. The group made the disclosure in a statement endorsed by Oluseyi Abdulmalik, its Communications and Media Manager, and released on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Bauchi, to mark the Global Handwashing Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 15. “We ...

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Nigeria reviews National Environmental Sanitation Policy

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has commenced the review of the National Environmental Sanitation Policy to improve and promote sound environmental sanitation practices in the country. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr Leon Aliboh, said this on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the National Critique Workshop on the Review and Update of the National Environmental Sanitation Policy, ...

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