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A Two Day Multi Stakeholders Dialogue/Engagement on the Triple Crisis
(Climate, Health & Economic Recovery & the Key Role of WASH

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THE SOCIETY FOR WATER & SANITATION – NEWSAN
WATER | SANITATION | HYGIENE

Society for Water & Sanitation is a coordinating network of over 300 Civil Society Organisations. A Non-Governmental Organisation and Community Based Organisations in water, sanitation, and hygiene spread over six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Our mandate is to ensure access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities for all Nigerians.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach are all embedded in Integrity, Equity, Dignity, Collaboration, Environmental Study and Innovation that drives home the need for everyone to have sufficien among our partners, field officers & collaborators.

OUR VISION

To promote and strengthen partnerships with relevant stakeholders on policies, laws, programmes and structures that will enhance access to safe and clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

OUR MISSION

To enhance and promote a safe, clean and environmental friendly communities, which include urban and semi-urban environment where people live through easy access to safe and clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

THE EFFECTS OF POOR SANITATION & HYGIENE  ON WOMEN & CHILDREN
  • Endure multiple bouts of malaria
  • Drop out of school
  • Become a child mother herself
  • Be beaten, injured, and/or raped
  • Suffer animal bites and countless infections

SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS ON SANITATION

Nigeria has made substantial progress in developing policies and strategies for water supply and sanitation service delivery, but faces major challenges in translating these into action.

About 70 million people, out of a population of 171 million, lacked access to safe drinking water, and over 110 million lacked access to improved sanitation in 2013. Open defecation rates, at 28.5 per cent pose grave public health risks.

Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of 5 die because of diarrhea, mainly due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.

FACTS ABOUT WATER & SANITATION

Water & Sanitation Facts;

  1. 663 million people – 1 in 10 – lack access to safe water;
  2. 2.4 billion people – 1 in 3 – lack access to a toilet;
  3. Twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water;
  4. 1/3 of the global population lives without access to a toilet;
  5. More people have a mobile phone than a toilet;
  6. A review of rural water system sustainability in eight countries in Africa, South Asia, and Central America found an average water project failure rate of 20 – 40 percent;
  7. Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation;
  8. In low and middle-income countries, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a safe water source;
  9. The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015.

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