UK Helps Protect Nigerians From Waterborne Diseases

Two million of Nigeria’s poorest population will benefit from a USD37 million project of the U.K. Department for International Development to improve water and sanitation in some of the African country’s remotest areas. DfID will partner with UNICEF and the Nigerian government to provide clean water in remote villages by rehabilitating their water supply networks and improve sanitation in these areas through teaching local people basic sanitation practices. The project aims to reduce the rate of waterborne diseases in the country and boost the villages’ productivity by minimizing the time spent by children and adults away from school and work because of illnesses.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.