No. 7 Sudan Street,
Barnawa Kaduna, Nigeria.

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene is one of the major problem facing Nigeria and Nigerians. The statistics starring at us is staggering.

The Problem

According to UNICE, 2013

- 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.

Our Activities

SHF is working to:

- Provide safe water in schools and localities

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

- Create awareness on the proper use of toilet and hand-washing facilities

- Educate people on healthy tips for sanitation and hygiene

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