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Water & Sanitation

Thirst of a nation

Water is an essential resource for human existence and survival. Over the past century, the use of water has been growing at more than twice the rate of global population increase – a development which has raised diverse concern on man’s access to clean and portable water. According to the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), 70 percent of the world’s freshwater  ...

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UN agencies launch plan to curb pneumonia, diarrhoea

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have launched a new action plan, tackling for the first time two of the biggest killer diseases of children under five in Nigeria – pneumonia and diarrhoea  The plan aims to end preventable deaths of children in the country from these diseases by 2025, which would save over 241,000 lives ...

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Water journalists meet in Dakar

The Third bi-Annual General Meeting of the West Africa Water and Sanitation Journalists (WASH-JN) holds in Dakar, Senegal, April 8-10, 2013. About 28 media executives reporting water supply and sanitation issues for radio, television, newspaper and online media in 14 West Africa countries will attend the meeting, organised with the support of WaterAid in West Africa and the Water Supply and ...

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World Water Day 2013: WASH journalists urge govt to fulfill commitments

The Water and Sanitation Media Network, a coalition of journalists reporting water and sanitation issues in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to accelerate access to safe drinking water and sanitation services by fulfilling the commitments it made at high level meetings to leverage additional financing to develop the nation’s water and sanitation sector. In a statement released to mark the World ...

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WaterAid: 210 million more Africans lack access to sanitation than in 1990

African Governments are failing to keep their funding promises on sanitation, a new WaterAid report has revealed. The report warns that unless investment is increased, the challenges of urbanisation, climate change and most critically population growth risk turning the clock back on sanitation access even further. From 1990 to 2010, the population of sub-Saharan Africa grew by 340 million, however only ...

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Kpeyegyi: Close to power but far from safe water

Living in Kpeyegyi community, one of the several satellite communities of Abuja, is really challenging. The community is not only close to the nation’s seat of power but lack so much – they have no good roads, potable water, health facilities and good transport system. Majority of them live in accommodation not befitting the status of people associated with a Federal ...

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Lagos WASH radio programme makes a debut

“Access to WASH,” a radio programme discussing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) issues in Lagos State, makes a debut on  Radio Nigeria 1 Lagos, 103.5 FM (formerly Choice FM)  on December 4, 2012; and every Tuesday afterwards. The 30-minute programme which will run for six months, will discuss Policy, Institutional, Legal  and Regulatory challenges in the delivery of safe drinking water and ...

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Experts address waste, sanitation issues in West Africa

Waste management in line with contemporary realities seems to be of huge concern to environmentalists as well as stakeholders especially in developing countries. This thought was loudly expressed by participants at the First Let’s Do It African Conference in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Speaking on the “Causes and solutions of problems in waste and sanitation,” Muna Lakhani, representing the Institute ...

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Evbuotubu Primary School: Who cares?

It was around 10 in the morning that day. Abies (not her real name) has just been asked out of the class. She had been down with illness and has not been in school for about a week and half now. Her peasant mother said the nurses at the health centre, (not too far, from the school premises) had diagnosed ...

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Laaniba: Misery by the Ivory Tower

The sight of roaming goats depicted a typical village setting. The muddy houses, the types found in the remotest of villages possible, lend an air of rural scenery to the locality; their (the houses’) openings for wooden windows intercepting the even splash of mud on the walls. Many of the houses are roofed with iron sheets that have caved in ...

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