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Water considered essential in fight against antimicrobial resistance


Responsible manufacturing of pharmaceuticals along with the provision of water and sanitation services are key to reducing the spread and impact of antimicrobial resistance. Responsible Antibiotic Manufacturing Platform (RAMP) Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s greatest health threats, according to a recent study published in the Lancet. The analysis, which covered more than 200 countries and territories, found ...

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Kaduna to spend N4.7bn on water, sanitation, hygiene in 2022

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N4.7 billion for the provision of water, sanitation, and hygiene services in its 2022 budget. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State This is contained in the 2022 budget size of N278.6 billion,  signed by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai on Dec. 22, 2021 in Kaduna, the state capital, on Monday, January 3, 2022. The budget document ...

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4% of healthcare facilities in Nigeria have access to WASH services – WaterAid

Evelyn Mere

An international non-governmental organisation, WaterAid Nigeria, has said that only four per cent of healthcare facilities in Nigeria have access to basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services.  Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The organisation warned that absence or lack of adequate WASH services in healthcare facilities could compromise patients’ safety; exacerbate infection spread, increase risks of hospital-acquired infections ...

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Nigeria to launch national guidelines for WASH in healthcare facilities

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Nigerian Government and development partners have finalised processes to launch the National Guidelines for promoting access to safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in all healthcare facilities in the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister This was the thrust at a Stakeholders Validation Meeting of the National Guidelines for WASH Services in Healthcare Facilities in Abuja on Wednesday, December 8, ...

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Ondo spends N2bn to improve access to water – Akeredolu

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that over N2 billion was spent to improve access to water in the state within the last three years. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State The governor made this known on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Benin City, Edo State, while speaking at the 10th National Conference on Water with the theme: ...

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Ministers seek acceleration of water security, access to safely managed sanitation

Unicef Water

The Africa Water and Sanitation Week Conference ended on Friday, November 26, 2021, with the issuance of “The Windhoek Multi-Stakeholder Resolutions for Accelerating Water Security and Access to Safely Managed Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa”. Children fetch water at a pump near Kerio some 13 km from Lodwar town, in northern Kenya, August 10, 2011. Turkana is one of the hardest ...

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AfDB urges African nations to have clear-cut policies on sanitation

Nelson Gomonda

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to have clear-cut policies that will address the funding gaps in the sanitation and hygiene sector. Nelson Gomonda Mr Nelson Gomonda, AfDB’s Rural Water and Sanitation expert, made this call at the ongoing virtual Africa Water and Sanitation Week on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Speaking on “Driving National Progress on ...

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Nigeria needs to invest $5.3b on WASH to achieve SDG target by 2030 – UNICEF

Sustainable Development Goals

Manager, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, Maiduguri, Mamita Thakkar, says Nigeria must invest at least $5.3 billion on WASH to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target by 2030. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Thakkar said this known on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State, at a One-Day Media Dialogue to commemorate the 2021 “World Toilet Day”, with the theme ...

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COP26: WaterAid urges world leaders to meet $100bn climate finance target


With COP26 underway, WaterAid is calling on world leaders to meet their $100 billion climate finance commitment sooner than 2023, as estimates show that just during the 12 days of the summit, women in developing countries will miss out on 2.5 million working days globally due to a lack of basic water services nearby. L-R: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; US President, Joe Biden; and UN Secretary General, António Guterres, at COP26 With ...

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Stakeholders move to address water-induced gender challenges

Water and gender

Stakeholders in Water Resources Management have begun a workshop in Abuja to address some of the challenges women faced in accessing potable water. Stakeholders at a capacity development workshop on water, gender and climate change in West Africa The workshop was organised by the Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific ...

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