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Children risk malnutrition with open defecation


OPEN defecation is the human practice of defecating outside (in the open) rather than into a toilet. Lack of sanitation, and particularly open defecation contributes to the incidence of many waterborne diseases. She spoke at the one-day media dialogue on the launch of open defecation free (ODF) Roadmap in Oyo State, in Ibadan. Dr Babatunde Ogunbosin, a consultant paediatrician at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan stated “open defecation has a lot to do with diarrhoea diseases. Howbeit, the Chairman of RUWASSA, Mr Najim Omirinde said that the open defecation campaign to start in the state will jumpstart Oyo state’s journey towards ending open defecation while it also stops children from being affected by the negative impact of the exercise.


Source: Nigerian Tribune August 06, 2022 06:24 UTC



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