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8 September 2011

UNICEF and NGOs in West Africa have realised that it is not poverty or lack of resources that are responsible for the lack of sanitation in rural areas, but a lack of understanding about costs and benefits. Through CLTS, Plan International, WaterAid and UNICEF in West Africa all encourage communities to build inexpensive hygienic latrines themselves. Building and using latrines is one of the most effective ways to combat diarrhea, which kills 1.5 million under-five children globally each year.

17 August 2011

The 22nd edition of the longest running

24 July 2011

UNICEF has stressed the urgent need for the Nigerian government to stamp out open defecation and reduce the high rate of water- borne disease in rural communities across the country. 33 million Nigerians currently still practice open defecation.

24 July 2011

At AfricaSan 3 in Kigali, Rwanda, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced grants totaling $42 million as part of a new strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world.

14 July 2011

Nigeria is off track in attaining the MDG for sanitation by 2015 but there is growing awareness about sanitation in many communities and households across states in the north and south thanks to CLTS.


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