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@ugandaredcross Kyaka ll team giving out Sanitation digging kits to the Participatory Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation groups (PHAST) in Humura to aid Latrine construction in the refugee settlements
Nigeria launches Epidemic Response Scheme to combat infectious diseases.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Israel Adewole, on Monday launched a scheme, Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR) aimed at getting the major stakeholders in health sector to combat infectious diseases.
The launch which took place in Lagos was an initiative of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The PHN is an alliance with NCDC and a coalition of private sector which has in its fold:Dangote Group Plc., MTN Nigeria, Total Nigeria, Shell Foundation and Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mission of the group is to seek a way forward in bringing intervention to the risk of infectious diseases and to draw attention to the need of innovative partnerships in health emergency.
The group seeks to introduce to the private sector and key stakeholders to the alliance of A4EPR and secure forward commitment and pledge of private sector towards the efforts of health security.
In his remarks, the Minister said that the country was lucky that the experience of Ebola in 2014 took place in Lagos and Rivers, where there was appreciable response. “If not, there would have been a serious crisis in the country.
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FG Okays $150m World Bank Loan For Polio Eradication.
The federal government has approved World Bank’s US$150 million credit facility in support of polio eradication in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun after the federal executive council meeting presided over by the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential Villa.
She explained that the proposed World Bank’s US$150 million credit facility in support of the polio eradication is the third additional financing builds upon substantial past investments saying the investments have paid off handsomely with the country now on the verge of polio eradication.
According to her, the objective of the project is to assist the federal government as part of a global polio eradication effort, achieve and sustain at least 80% coverage with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) immunization in every state in the country and improve routine immunization.
She stated ”the project will be coordinated by National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) at the federal level and implemented in the 12 lagging states of Adamawa, Bayelsa, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara. “The proposed project has three Components:-Polio Eradication Support, Routine Immunisation Support, Routine Immunisation System Strengthening” “The proposed project will help the implementation of national and state level polio Immunisation Campaigns and support the procurement of vaccines for Routine Immunisation. ”
It will provide critical needed funds to aviod any disruption in Polio Eradication activities, sustain coverage and prevent deterioration in Routine Immunisation. .
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FG seeks regional collab to increase water supply
The Federal Government has sought the collaboration of regional bodies like the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Lake Chad Basin Commission, to increase water supply across the country.
Head of the National Coordination Implementation Core Team (NCICT), Mr. Effiong Bassey, disclosed this at the weekend, in Abuja, as one of the viable solutions to increase water supply.
The Federal Government, through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Dr. Musa Ibrahim, had set up the NCICT to develop strategic action plans to curb water crisis.
Bassey also recommended strong alliance with donor agencies and development partners such as WaterAid, United Nations, World Bank and World Health Organisation.
Said he, “Members of the National Coordination Team should be assigned as focal persons for each of the 6 Geo-political Zones for effective coordination.” He stressed that stakeholders should be trained to be at par with global standards.
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Cholera Kills 11 In Kano
Cholera outbreak has resulted in the death of eleven persons in three villages located in Bebeji local government area in Kano state.
According to witness accounts, 47 persons affected by the ailment are currently receiving treatment at a private medical facility located close to the affected villages.
Comrade Ubale Dauda who supervised the rendering of volunteer services by members of the community who were mobilized to address the outbreak said as at the last count on Saturday, the remains of eleven persons who lost their lives after suffering from acute and excessive stooling and vomiting have been interred.
He said the severely affected villages are Kuki and Hayi due to lack of primary health care facilities, adding that that was responsible for huge number of loss of lives recorded so far.
The village head of Kuki, Mallam Tijjani said the outbreak has been reported to the district head of Bebeji, adding that appropriate health authorities have been put on notice.
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Schools using Ecological Sanitation toilets (#EcoSan ) convert waste into compost. The fertilizer is then used for the school gardens, producing healthy vegetables for the students and community.
Andy Mitchell CEO @tidewaylondon & #ICEsuperhero INFRASTRUCTO understands the environmental & societal significance & impact of making the River Thames cleaner than it has been for centuries.
Andy regards the Tideway project as one of his career highlights.
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@unitednations clean water and sanitation💧. Water is life and sanitation dignity.
Our Cape Townian friends may have realised how drastically life can change when affected by a water shortage.
No bathing, no more washing your car or watering the garden at will, to mention but a few of the first world challenges faced by a water shortage.
What if you opened your tap only to realise there is no water🤔. Who would wash your dishes, how would you shower and or clean yourself?? There are plenty of countries which face the aforementioned challenges daily😓😠. Give it some thought..save water and be thankful👍🕺🏿. #WeAreYoungBafana#changinglives ⚽️😎 #sustainability#goals#worldwide#international#savewater#water#sanitation#health#clean#southafrica
When washing your hands, always remember to:
Use clean, running water and soap,
Scrub your hands, fingers, and nails thoroughly,
Rinse your hands, fingers, and nails thoroughly,
Use a clean towel to dry your hands.
This helps to keep away disease-causing germs. #Sanitation#Hygiene#Photooftheweek#Handwashing
Photo by @andreabruce | This image from
Dame Marie, Haiti, was photographed for my NatGeo story on sanitation published in August of last year. Clairvicia Conseillant bails-out her home which was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. The persistent rain made it impossible to rebuild. A resurgence of cholera, which first appeared after the 2010 earthquake, appeared in the form of outbreaks through out the hurricane-effected areas, caused by direct contact with infected water and poor sanitation. #haiti#sanitation#richdadpoordad#contentmarketing#mlm2017#workfromanywhere#entrepreneurquote#smallbusiness#mycreativebiz
Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are essential to human health and to environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. Over the past several decades, ever-growing demands for – and misuse of – water resources have increased the risks of pollution and severe water stress in many parts of the world. The frequency and intensity of local water crises have been increasing, with serious implications for public health, environmental sustainability, food and energy security, and economic development. Demographics continue changing and unsustainable economic practices are affecting the quantity and quality of the water at our disposal, making water an increasingly scarce and expensive resource — especially for the poor, the marginalized and the vulnerable. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the UN Summit, which includes Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water and sanitation and in December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution “International Decade for Action – Water for Sustainable Development” (2018–2028) in support of the achievement of SDG 6 and other water-related targets.
Under the orphanage programme, Billion Hearts Beating Foundation organized a health awareness workshop on “Hygiene & Sanitation” for the children of #BachchonKaGhar (Boy's Home) in Daryaganj, New Delhi on 4th August, 2018.
The workshop educated the children about the direct links between personal hygiene and good health. It is an approach for promoting personal hygiene among children, improving hygiene behaviours, reducing diarrhoea and encouraging effective community management of water and sanitation services. During the workshop, children learnt about different types of hygiene & ways to ensure the practice of the same. After the session, a small quiz was held for the children where small gift packs were awarded to the ones who gave correct answers.
“Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.”
- Deepak Chopra
Let us do more today to raise awareness on the importance of sanitation. Take the #YWaterPledge to spread the word!
Corruption is a major driver of inequality in the region. Around 40% of investments in water, electricity and sanitation are lost due to corruption. This is why #SDG16 is dedicated to promoting justice and strong institutions at all levels. #GlobalGoals | 📸 Shutterstock/Andrii Zhezhera
Shyamalamma is not sure of her age. She thinks she is about 55 years old.
She was excited when the government sent people to construct a toilet beside her house, but after 3 walls came up, no one came back.
She still goes into the fields to use the toilet, but when it rains, the path becomes muddy and slippery. Because she has she has lost her toes she has to walk with a stick for balance, and the stick gets stuck in the mud, and she falls. So she has found a solution… She eats and drinks less… #anandapuram#andhrapradesh#geographyofpoverty#sanitation @natgeocreative @sonyalphain