Sanitation and Hygiene

Overview Some 829 000 people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene each year, representing 60% of total diarrhoeal deaths. Poor sanitation is believed to be the main cause in some 432 000 of these deaths and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal …

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Cholera Epidemiology

Cholera Epidemiology: By Dr. Japhet Olugbogi, Medical Officer of Health  Fatalities from cholera in 2021 dwarfed COVID-19 related deaths within the same period. Cholera, he insisted, is a very deadly disease, a bacterial disease, and an infectious disease in that it’s communicable from one person to another.“So, unlike COVID-19 and other diseases, cholera has to …

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