|Dr Emmanuel M. Akpabio (pictured centre, wearing red) and other participants of the Abjua-based workshop.|
Earlier this month, Daniel Gilbert chronicled DARN’s own Dr Emmanuel M. Akpabio’s call for immediate action on WaSH-UPP – Water, Sanitation and hygiene: Understanding Policy and Practice – during a Abjua-based national workshop, organised in cooperation with Nigeria’s Federal Ministries of Water Resources.
Unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene are a major challenge in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Of the global deaths, from the 1 billion people without access to treated drinking water and [the] 2.5 billion lacking adequate sanitation, over 83% is concentrated in SSA. Ebola and other infectious disease outbreaks in this region are much related to our inability to get the WaSH act right.
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