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WaterAid, Heineken launch N284m COVID-19 response hygiene scheme

Evelyn Mere

Abuja-based WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that Heineken Africa Foundation is supporting its Covid-19 emergency response work with a N284 million (€622,000) donation, which will help vulnerable communities protect themselves against the spread of the disease. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The project, according to WaterAid, is designed to strengthen ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease in ...

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Amid pandemic, WaterAid urges govt, others to redouble efforts on access to WASH


WaterAid, an international not-for-profit, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 urged governments at all levels to redouble their efforts in ensuring access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH), especially in the country’s rural communities. Ten years ago, water & sanitation was recognised by the UN General Assembly as a vital human right Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, Communication and Media Manager of the organisation, ...

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IWD 2016: Hygienic toilets will keep girls in school, says WaterAid

A school toilet for girls

As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, WaterAid is calling for water, sanitation and handwashing facilities with soap in schools, describing these as essential to gender equality. According to the organisation, one in three schoolgirls around the world do not have access to safe, private toilets at school, a situation that increases the likelihood that ...

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WaterAid Nigeria demands urgent actions on World Toilet Day

‘State of the World’s Toilets’ report reveals lowest rates of access to sanitation On the occasion of the 2015 World Toilet Day, WaterAid Nigeria is calling on government to commit to delivering universal access to sanitation, following the release of new analysis showing which countries in the world have the worst rates of access to safe, private toilets. WaterAid’s first ...

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African leaders to prioritise water, toilets in 10 countries


WaterAid has welcomed the African Union’s official launch of the Kigali Action Plan, a 50-million euro agreement to bring drinking water, basic toilets and hygiene promotion to 10 million Africans in 10 countries. The action plan has come as the UN enters final negotiations on the next 15-year blueprint for development in the Sustainable Development Goals. The present draft of ...

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Lack of toilets traced to high child mortality rate

Thirty-six prominent international health and development experts including representatives from WaterAid, AMREF Health Africa, the World Medical Association, Commonwealth Medical Association, Global Health Council, International Confederation of Midwifes, the Nigerian Medical Association, Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, the Nigerian Red Cross Society and the Nigerian Medical Students Association have called for an ...

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WaterAid supports UN’s call to end open defecation

  WaterAid has welcomed a new UN campaign championed by UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson to end the practice of open defecation. Over 1 billion people around the world relieve themselves in bushes, in fields or at the sides of roads or railway tracks for lack of even a basic, shared pit in the ground. This is 14% of ...

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Report: Nigeria not getting enough water, sanitation aid

Just $1.26 has been received in water and sanitation aid for each person in Nigeria on average for the years 2010-2012, according to a startling new report titled: “Bridging the Divide” released a week ago by the international development charity, WaterAid on the eve of World Water Day 2014. This is despite, 63.2 million people in Nigerian (39 percent of ...

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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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WaterAid, stakeholders observe Handwashing Day, underline need for cleanliness

Lack of access to water and sanitation would continue to increase poverty and diseases in Nigeria because poor sanitation costs Nigeria N455 billion annually. This is based on a desk study carried out by the Water and Sanitation Programme, a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank in 2011. Country Representative of WaterAid in Nigeria, Dr. Michael Ojo, while addressing ...

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