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


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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WaterAid launches 15-year Nigeria programme strategy


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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What race to end malnutrition requires, by WaterAid

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, WaterAid said in a statement on Tuesday, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games. WaterAid’s new report, “Caught Short”, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good ...

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Nigeria restates commitment to providing regular, potable water by 2030

Suleiman Adamu

Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has restated the Federal Governments’ commitment towards increasing access to potable water for all Nigerians by 2030. Adamu said this on the sidelines of the just concluded sixth Africa Water Week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He said that without universal access to safe water and sanitation, poverty and inequality cannot be eradicated ...

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Why menstruation matters, by WaterAid

Girls’ needs around menstruation have been neglected by health and education systems around the world, leading to inequity in education and missed opportunities for girls, says WaterAid Nigeria on the world’s third commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Menstruation is an important issue yet it is shrouded in silence because of deeply rooted taboos and negative social norms. On any given ...

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How the world’s poorest toil to pay for water, by WaterAid

On the occasion of the 2016 World Water Day, WaterAid in Nigeria is calling on government to take action to reach the estimated 57.7 million people in the country who are still without access to clean water A new study has revealed how the world’s poorest often pay far more of their income for water than those in the developed ...

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WaterAid, First Step, others seek change at Global Handwashing Day


Abuja-based WaterAid Nigeria and Makurdi-based First Step observed the 2015 Global Handwashing Day (GHD) on Thursday by seeking changes in hygiene habits. While WaterAid targeted children as change agents, First Step has urged the society in general to embrace the handwashing campaign. WaterAid Nigeria announced the launch of a hygiene themed proposal writing competition for selected schools in the nation’s ...

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Uganda Breweries, WaterAid in $2.8m sanitation project

Uganda water

Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) and WaterAid Uganda (WAU) have partnered to implement a three-year water and sanitation project in Bulangira Town in Kibuku District worth one billion Uganda Shillings equivalent to $2.8 million. “Bulangira is a challenged town with minimal infrastructure to support social services and limited access to land for water and sanitation services for the underprivileged. When WaterAid ...

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