Group Advocates Access To Clean Water In Nigeria.
A non-governmental organization named Sightsavers Nigeria says access to safe drinking water and sanitation services are vital to treating and eliminating diseases such as the Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs.
This is contained in a statement endorsed by the coordinator Sightsavers Nigeria, Dr. Teyil Mshelia, ahead of the World Water Day.
Dr. Mshelia said communities lacking access to safe water and sanitation are hotspots for the NTDs.
The coordinator explained that the NTDs are diverse groups of twenty conditions that are mainly prevalent in tropical areas, where they mostly affect impoverished communities and disproportionately affect women and children.
He said many of them are rector borne, have animal reservoirs and are associated with complex life cycles, factors that make their public health control challenging.
Dr. Mshelia urged Nigerians to fight for access to clean water by taking action to conserve water resources, promoting sustainable water management practices and advocating for policies that prioritize water access for all.