34 million Nigerians defecate in the open

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Nigeria ranks fifth among countries whose citizens defecate in the open; with 34 million of the population involved in the practice, according to the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF).

Consequently, 500,000 Nigerian children die every year from diarrhoea and respiratory infections alone. While diarrhoea is responsible for 194,000 deaths, respiratory infections kill about 240,000.

Read the full article in the Daily Times of Nigeria, 19th November 2012

Date: 22 November 2012