Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria: The Only Language Cholera Understands

Sights like this are common in communities across the country. They lead to the spread of different infectious diseases among community members. This is a health emergency. Photo Source: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
  • Ensure that water is boiled and stored in a clean and safe container before drinking.
  • Practice good personal hygiene by washing your hands frequently with soap under clean running water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and clean water are not available.
  • Ensure that food is well cooked before consumption. Avoid raw food such as fruits and vegetables, except you have washed them in safe water or peeled them yourself.
  • Avoid open defecation, indiscriminate refuse dumping and ensure proper disposal of waste and frequent clearing of sewage.
  • If you experience sudden watery diarrhoea, please do not self-medicate, visit a health care facility immediately and take all sick persons with suspicious symptoms to a health care facility immediately.
  • Healthcare workers are advised to always practice standard precautions: i.e., wearing gloves while handling patients or providing care to an ill patient/relative.

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Nigeria Health Watch

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We use informed advocacy and communication to influence health policy and seek better health and access to healthcare in Nigeria. nigeriahealthwatch.com