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NCDC Links Cholera Outbreak to Poor Sanitation

NCDC Links Cholera Outbreak to Poor Sanitation

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has attributed the recent cholera outbreak in the country to inadequate sanitation and limited resources.

During an interview on a Channels Television program on Saturday, June 15, NCDC Director General Jide Idris highlighted the outbreak, which has already resulted in 15 deaths in Lagos. He urged governments to prioritize providing clean water and sanitation facilities as essential steps to prevent further spread of the disease.

He said;

“If you go back to this cholera case, to me, it’s a problem of poor sanitation, both personal and environmental; it’s a problem of lack of access to water. The easiest way for good personal hygiene is hand-washing, especially after using the toilet, and before you cook your food.

“But in a situation where you tell people to do hand-washing and there’s no access to water, it’s a problem. So, I think everybody, including the Federal Government, the state government, different agencies, local governments, even the people themselves, the community, have to come around.”

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