Water Aid Nigeria recently held end of project meeting for its Kimberly Clark supported campaign to improve sanitation and proper hygiene in Lagos state.
The two-year project tagged Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project (SHIP) sought to improve health outcomes and proper hygienic practices in Ikorodu and Ojodu LCDA in Lagos were integrated into antenatal sessions at healthcare centers, focusing on pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children.
According to WaterAid, within Lagos State, 34 dysfunctional toilet facilities and handwashing stations in primary healthcare centers and schools were rehabilitated through the project.
To sustain these facilities, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee (WASHCOM) members were trained, while Environmental Health Clubs were established in 40 schools as part of extracurricular activities.
The event, well attended by stakeholders across concerned sectors, hosted the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, and the Chairmen of Ojodu LCDA and Ikorodu North. Also in attendance were traditional and community leaders, UNICEF, USAID, and other development partners.
While expressing gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the project, particularly the cooperation and support of the Chairmen of Ikorodu North and Ojodu LCDAs, the corporation expressed delight in the projects’ achievements which has since made clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene accessible to all.