OPEN DEFECATION: A WORSENING HEALTH CHALLENGE

The recent report that listed Nigeria among the top five open defecation countries in the world is not surprising but lamentable. The worrying aspect remains the disclosure that the country is set to overtake India in this inglorious health index, ISIOMA MADIKE, reports   The campaign “Clean Nigeria, Use the Toilet,” is the latest effort of President Muhammadu Buhari to end open defecation in the country by 2025. The president is said to be prepared to launch the campaign at a date yet to be announced. This follows the disturbing…

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A challenge called open defecation

The negative practice of people defecating in the open has earned Nigeria the third place in the global ranking of countries with highest incidence of open defecation. REGINA OTOKPA reports     The worrisome trend of people who defecate in the open cuts across every state in the country, including the Federal Capital Territory. Hardly would one take some steps and not notice or perceive faeces in one section of a rural community or even urban settlements where sanitation infrastructure is believed to be readily available. Rather than make use…

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