Don’t flush the nutrients down the toilet

One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

By Katrin Glatzel

When you think of clean water and hygienic toilets, it’s not usually concerns about nutrition that come to mind first. Well, you might want to reconsider.

Poor sanitation, limited hygiene practices and unsafe water sources expose billions of people, particularly children and other vulnerable groups, to a wide range of preventable diseases and consequently high mortality rates in many countries. According to UNWater and the World Health Organisation, two and a half billion people do not have access to basic sanitation and 783 million people have no access to clean water.

Diseases and Diarrhoea lead to preventable child deaths

1 Credit: UN, Albert Gonzalez Farran

As a result, around four million people die from waterborne diseases every year; just over two million of these deaths are due to diarrhoea and one million of those are children under the age of five. Despite that these young children suffer…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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