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Thematic Areas

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Despite progress in provision of clean water and sanitation globally, billions of people still lack safe drinking water, sanitation and handwashing facilities.
In Nigeria, poor access to improved water and sanitation is a major contributing factor to high morbidity and mortality rates among under-five children. Consumption of contaminated water and poor sanitary conditions result in increased susceptibility to water-borne diseases, which include, but, not limited to diarrhea, this results to deaths of over 70,000 under-five children annually.
73% of diarrheal and enteric disease burden is linked to poor access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and is excessively borne by poorer children. Recurrent incidents of WASH related ill-health in children, contribute to truancy in school, and malnutrition.
Only 26.5 per cent of the population use improved drinking water sources and sanitation facilities, this is only obtainable in some urban settings.
Nigeria will be required to triple its budget or at least allocate 1.7 per cent of the current Gross Domestic Product to WASH, and ensure full implementation of allocated funds in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 by 2030. The drive must be highest for rural sanitation where the gap for improved services is 64.1%.

Our Social Welfare Activities

JHF visit to Vine Heritage Home Kuje Community. Picture of the JHF team, the Home Director- Stephen Kiyi and the children.

JHF Representative presenting beverages and toiletries to the Vine Heritage Director.

JHF team with some of the younger children in their care room.