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Billions lack safe drinking water, sanitation globally, say UNICEF, WHO

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Some three in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update ...

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Sanitation: Agencies warned against neglecting shared latrines

Andrés Hueso

Funding for safe, shared toilets in fast-growing developing-world cities is at risk of neglect from donors, policymakers and planners, a new journal article authored by sanitation specialists, senior economists and leading academics has warned. Authors from the World Bank, WaterAid and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor have joined leading academics from the University of Leeds and the University ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid demands improved sanitation access to women, girls

Dr Michael Ojo

On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid says it aims to help change the secrecy, shame and stigma associated with menstruation – a situation faced by some 800 million women around the world on their periods. “Why does WaterAid want to bring periods out of the closet? The easier it is for people to discuss menstruation, whether they ...

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Global investments towards meeting water, sanitation SDGs targets inadequate – WHO

MariaNeira

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation. “Today, almost two billion people use a ...

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New water project launched in Zambia

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Member of Parliament (MP) representing Nyimba in Zambia, Olipa Mwansa, has commended Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) and Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) for remaining committed to improve the lives of the people through the provision of quality water. Ms Mwansa was launching the K2.5 million water supply project financed by the DTF in Nyimba. She noted that lack of ...

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20,000 beneficiaries eye Guinness, WaterAid’s Bauchi water scheme

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Alcoholic beverage maker, Guinness Nigeria Plc, is partnering with international charity organisation, WaterAid Nigeria, to construct two solar-powered water facilities at Gwam in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The venture aims at improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the community. The Guinness Nigeria/WaterAid Gwam water facility, which was recently unveiled at a colourful ceremony, is ...

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Climate change impacting water security, says World Bank

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A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. The report adds however that most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. According to the report, climate change influenced-water scarcity could cost some regions ...

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WaterAid launches 15-year Nigeria programme strategy

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WaterAid Nigeria has launched its 2016-2021 country programme strategy, thereby laying the foundation for the 15-year path to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene for Nigerians by 2030. Over the next five years, the organisation will focus on increasing citizens’ access to quality, equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services built on a strong sector and engaged ...

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Kaduna residents lament dearth of potable water

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Residents of Kakura community in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria are lamenting a lack of potable water within their village despite closeness to the city. A recent visit by this reporter to the village with about 1,000 inhabitants revealed that the community lacks access to good and clean water to drink. In fact, the people ...

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How boreholes provided lifeline to Malawian community

Mary Msamph

Mary Msampha used to walk 10 kilometres to and from her house searching for water in Lipiri, Dowa District, Central Region Malawi. The area is within the control of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kayembe and shares boundary with T/A Chakhaza, another popular chief in the district. “Our children suffered a lot. Even cooking food was a challenge without water. Secondly, as ...

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