Environmental sanitation situation in primary and secondary institutions in Nigeria

Environmental sanitation situation in primary and secondary institutions in Nigeria

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The need for clean water in Nigeria is widely understood but the importance of appropriate sanitation is not yet recognized. In many areas, access to simple toilets facilities seems impossible. In most cases, adequate sanitation remains the responsibility of individual households to provide safe and healthy toilet system. Sanitation covers broad range of environmental problems including hygiene, drainage, solid waste and excreta disposal. This study focuses on excreta disposal. Lack of access to good toilet facilities and poor hygiene conditions results in diarrhoea, which is the 2nd largest cause of childhood mortality in Nigeria. (more…)
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