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[Video] WaterAid calls for better access to safe, private toilets for Nigeria’s women and girls this Menstrual Hygiene Day

Every day, some 800 million women around the world are on their periods, yet for most, this time of the month is shrouded in secrecy, shame and stigma – regardless of who they are or where they are in the world.  WaterAid aims to help change this by opening the conversation this Menstrual Hygiene Day. Why does WaterAid want to ...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene essential for life with dignity, says WaterAid

Across the six states where we currently work – from Jigawa to Benue, Plateau to Ekiti and Bauchi to Enugu – we are making progress ensuring more people with disability are living lives of dignity with inclusive water infrastructure, accessible toilets and improved hygiene services. Today, 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. One billion people – ...

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WaterAid Nigeria calls for integration of water, sanitation and hygiene in fight against HIV and AIDS

1 December 2016 – Today is World AIDS Day and at WaterAid, we believe that water, sanitation and hygiene are critical to both disease prevention and care. While our focus as on organisation is on Sustainable Development Goal 6 and on everyone everywhere having access to safe water and sanitation, on World AIDS Day we are also reflecting on Goal ...

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[Video] WaterAid Nigeria calls for action as new report ranks it worst country in Sub-Saharan Africa for urban sanitation

Abuja, Nigeria – To mark World Toilet Day on November 19, WaterAid Nigeria is calling on its government to keep its promise to deliver universal access to sanitation, following the release of new analysis showing it ranks third in the world and worst in Sub-Saharan Africa for having the most urban-dwellers living without a safe, private toilet. WaterAid’s Overflowing Cities: ...

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WaterAid launches new call for action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities

Abuja, Nigeria – WaterAid has today launched a new campaign for health professionals, calling on them to take action to call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities around the world. Some 38% of hospitals and clinics in low- and middle-income countries around the world do not have regular access to water; even more do not have ...

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WaterAid Nigeria launches new 5 year country programme strategy to support universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services for Nigeria by 2030

This week, WaterAid Nigeria launches its 2016 – 2021 country programme strategy – laying the foundation for the fifteen year path to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone everywhere in Nigeria by 2030. Over the next five years, the organisation will focus on increasing citizens’ access to quality, equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services ...

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WaterAid Nigeria calls for action ahead of Rio Olympics

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, WaterAid said today, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games. WaterAid’s new report, ‘Caught Short’, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good sanitation. Currently 159 million ...

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Press Release: Nigeria restates commitment to providing regular and potable water by 2030

Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has restated the Federal Governments’ commitment towards increasing access to potable water for all Nigerians by 2030. Adamu said this on the sidelines of the just concluded sixth Africa water Week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He said that without universal access to safe water and sanitation, poverty and inequality cannot be eradicated ...

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[Video] Press Release: Let’s start the conversation on why menstruation matters, says WaterAid Nigeria.

Girls’ needs around menstruation have been neglected by health and education systems around the world, leading to inequity in education and missed opportunities for girls, says WaterAid Nigeria on the world’s third commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Menstruation is an important issue yet it is shrouded in silence because of deeply rooted taboos and negative social norms. On any given ...

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Wateraid Nigeria Marks its 20th Anniversary in a Policy Dialogue on WASH

WaterAid Nigeria has marked her 20th anniversary of achievements in Nigeria. In celebrating this milestone, policy dialogue was put together in Abuja today with the theme “Achieving SDG Goal 6 – intergrating  WASH in wider development”. According to Micheal Ojo, Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria while giving his keynote address he said it is imperative at the juncture to engage the ...

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