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Nigerians Still Practice Open Defecation – Report UNICEF said that lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition. According to UNICEF about 50 million Nigerians are among the 946 million people around the world who do not have access to toilets and are obliged to defecate in the open, with Nigeria among the five countries in the world with the greatest rates of open defecation. The UN agency in a statement signed by the Chief of Communication, UNICEF Nigeria, Doune Porter said lack of sanitation, and particularly open defecation, contributes to the incidence of diarrhea and to the spread of intestinal parasites, both of which cause malnutrition. More than seven million Nigerian children under five years old are stunted – short and underdeveloped for their age as a result of malnutrition – a staggering 37 per cent of the co

Sicknesses Contacted By Drinking Water With Human Faeces

Sicknesses Contacted By Drinking Water With Human Faeces Drinking water that contains human faeces has been identified as a leading cause of typhoid, cholera, hepatitis, polio, worm infestation, and impaired cognitive function. Research has shown that one gram of human faeces contains more than 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs. This often causes high level of contamination of the environment. Studies have confirmed that when part of this is ingested, it can cause several deadly diseases. Investigation reveals that human faeces get in contact with drinking water due to open defecation practiced in many developing countries, including Nigeria. According to UNICEF, 63 million Nigerians lack access to improved water supply, while113 million cannot access improved sanitation defecate in the open. Similarly, a 2012 joint report of United Na