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WASH



Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Nigeria has made substantial progress in developing policies and strategies for water supply and sanitation service delivery, but faces major challenges in translating these into action.

The Problem

- About 70 million Nigerians lacked access to safe drinking water

- Over 110 million lacked access to improved sanitation in 2013

- Open defecation rates stood at 28.5 per cent pose grave public health risks

- Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of 5 die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene

- Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including respiratory infection and under-nutrition.

- Many schools in Nigeria lack safe, private toilets and hand-washing facilities.

The Effect

- Poor enrolment and performance, particularly in the case of girls. The impact of water, hygiene and sanitation falls disproportionately on women and girls, the main carriers of waters.

Financial Cost

- The economic impact of poor sanitation and hygiene cost the Nigerian economy the equivalent of almost 1.3 per cent of gross domestic product.

Our Activities

- Provide safe water in schools and localities

- Build to toilets and hand-washing facilities in schools and communities to reduce open defecation

- Create awareness on the proper use of these facilities

- Educate people on healthy tips for sanitation and hygiene

- Advocate for the construction of toilets in strategic public places, schools and communities

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