Poor Sanitation Kills 440,000 Infants in Nigeria Each Year

21 Apr 2014 by Local Press Report

The annual loss of 440, 000 infants who die due to diarrheal and respiratory infections in Nigeria have been attributed to the poor culture of sanitation by Nigerians. This was revealed in an interview with LEADERSHIP Weekend by Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORCN), Mr. Augustine Ebisike. Ebisike said the inability of Nigerians to maintain good hygiene in their homes has led to frequent cases of infections among young children.He said malaria and diarrheal were ravaging Nigerians in millions, leaving thousands dead yearly. Ebisike stressed that preventive health system was still a great challenge to city managers as well as individuals...

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