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WASH in PHCs – How Fulfilling Evidence Gaps Contributes to Improved Policy and Practice

By Oguntola Ibukun & Dara Ajala-Damisa Nigeria is among the countries where about 17% of health care facilities had no access to a water source as at 2019. A 2019 joint WHO/UNICEF report showed that worldwide, 896 million people use health care facilities with no water supply and 1.5 billion people use facilities with no […]

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From a Fact-Finding Visit to Providing Safe Water for Sauka Community

Big things every so often start in small ways. Louis Pasteur may never have fully conceived the far reaching effects of his innovative contribution to science and medicine.Thomas Edison may never have realised how the invention of a single lightbulb would impact civilisation today. The team that visited Sauka, a rural community of about 3000 […]

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Improving WASH in Nigeria’s Underserved Communities

Yimitu is a low-income community on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. A significant part of its population is made up of people displaced from Northeast Nigeria by the Lake Chad conflict. An estimated three thousand people live there, but no census has been carried out in the community. They are predominantly farmers, small […]

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Handwashing - A Lifesaver Too Many Have Had to Live Without: OpEd

By Dr. Adaeze Oreh (Guest Writer) Two million, sixty-seven thousand, nine hundred people — that is the number of persons currently infected with the new coronavirus as at publication, and every day that number steadily climbs, sending countries and people across the world into fear and panic. Ever since COVID-19 came on the world’s stage in December […]

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In the shadow of Climate Change: The need to focus on better water quality in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: For World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22nd, Nigeria Health Watch Events Manager Thelma Thomas writes this Thought Leadership Piece exploring the critical importance water plays in improving community health and the impact that climate change has on access to water. She outlines steps Nigeria must take if it is to attain […]

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Lessons for Bida: Three approaches that may solve Niger state’s public sanitation dilemma

The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent call from his wife asking him to come home. Salihu, their beloved three-year-old son, had been vomiting and stooling uncontrollably. By the time Mr Katsina got home, a neighbour, who […]