The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says there is an urgent need for states to strengthen Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) following the outbreak of cholera in the country.
As the 2021 World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated, the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, warned that lack of financial resources and crumbling infrastructure have led to rise in poor hygiene and infection control practices.
10 Dec 2020
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).
9 Nov 2020
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...
2 Sep 2020
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has disclosed that additional 2.4 million Nigerians have gained access to water supply in the last 12 months, helping to reduce the gap in potable water supply in the country.
24 Jan 2020
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday declared a state of emergency on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in the state.
20 Nov 2019
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.
14 Nov 2019
Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has declared a state of emergency on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the state.
18 Oct 2019
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.
20 Sep 2019
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.
5 Aug 2019
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says access to potable water by the masses is a `human right’ which must be respected by all tiers of government.
12 Apr 2019
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…