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Why Nigeria needs to end open defecation now

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Open defecation, the practice of defecating outside and in public as a result of lack of access to toilets and latrines has tremendous consequences on human health, dignity and security as well as the environment, social and economic development. It is reported that a child dies every 2 and a half minutes from diseases linked to open defecation. This practice needs to be stopped now in the interest of the country’s development.

Read more about the Nigerian sanitation situation in this article in Leadership Nigeria, 14th July 2014


Date: 15 July 2014