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UNICEF: Hand washing facilities in Nigerian hospitals below standard

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says only 33.6 per cent of health facilities in Nigeria have hand washing facilities with soap and water accessible to both patients and staff.

UNICEF: Nigeria needs N959 billion to eradicate open defecation by 2028

Nigeria needs to invest about N959 billion to eradicate open defecation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more Nigerians have access to mobile phones than those with access to toilets.

UNICEF: 69 million Nigerians lack access to safe water

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated that 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water and 19 million have to walk long distances to get the commodity.

UNICEF: Open defecation occurs in 771 LGAs of Nigeria

Indications have emerged that prevalence of water borne diseases may continue to rise as 771 Local Government Areas of Nigeria are still grappling with open defecations even as the 2016/2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey showed that 25 percent of Nigerians defecate openly.

UNICEF: 69 million Nigerians lack access to safe water

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate Water Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water and 19 million have to walk long distances to get water.

UNICEF: 25% Nigerians defecate openly

Zaid Jurji, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), says about 25 per cent of Nigerians still practise Open Defecation (OD).

UNICEF: Nigeria needs $80bn annually for improved water, sanitation, hygiene

Nigeria needs to invest $80 billion annually on water, sanitation and hygiene to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal.

UNICEF: Diarrhoea accounts for 88% of deaths worldwide

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has attributed 88 percent of deaths worldwide to diarrhoeal illness occasioned by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.

Nigeria ranks 3rd in open defecation – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) says Nigeria is ranked third among the countries of the world where people still practise open defecation.

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