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Society Nigeria23. September 2023

Better Access to Water for 73,000 People

Following the successful completion of a borehole activity deployed in two states in Nigeria, more than 73,000 people have access to improved water supply, thus contributing to improving sanitation and hygiene.

“Through our partnership with Green Habitat Initiative, we have introduced a new system of remote monitoring of the functionality of water pumps to increase transparency and accountability of WASH investments and reduce the downtime of facilities,” states Latif-ur Rahman, team leader of The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Nigeria WASH.

Through the two-year i-WASH – which stands for Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services – activity deployed in Kebbi and Sokoto states, 19 new solar-powered boreholes were built, 27 non-functional hand pump boreholes have been rehabilitated, and WASH services have been improved in seven schools, four health centers, and 46 rural communities. The deployment of the $2-million i-WASH activity is part of Nigeria’s efforts to curb waterborne diseases and meet associated socio-economic challenges.


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