Preventing antimicrobial resistance
A Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Dr. Mutiu Bamidele, has said that lack of access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for both humans and animals, and poor adherence to treatment are the major causes of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
African ministers agree investment in water, sanitation, hygiene
African Finance and sector ministers met last week to explore concrete ways to ensure universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene. They discussed political and institutional reforms required to make better use of existing financing and to attract additional resources...
Ugwuanyi declares emergency on WASH
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday declared a state of emergency on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in the state.
Osinbajo launches campaign against open defecation
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday launched a national campaign against open defecation as part of efforts to curb the ugly trend and make Nigeria exit the number one position among countries practising open defecation.
Ekiti State directs schools, MDAs to key into 2022 open defecation-free government policy
The Ekiti State government has restated its commitment to stop open defecation before 2022 by taking the campaign to institutions of learning and public places.
The private sector and open defecation
At nearly 200 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With a population of this scale, any progress or regression in development clearly has a significant impact on both African and global development indicators.
Cross River invests N700 million on UNICEF WASH programme
Cross River State government yesterday said that it had provided N700 million to ensure the state becomes the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in Nigeria. Governor Ben Ayade stated this on Wednesday at the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Calabar, when he received in audience a delegation of funding agencies led by Chief of…
How USAID, firm team up for potable water, to tackle sanitation challenges
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Foundation have come into partnership to end the plight of those who are daily confronted...
Cross River: Non-payment of counterpart fund threatens UNICEF programmes
The non-payment of 25 percent counterpart fund by the Cross River State government is threatening United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes in the state. Accordingly, UNICEF, United Purpose and other stakeholders in water and sanitation projects, have appealed to the state government to provide the fund expected to…