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Unicef Says Namibia Has Lowest Levels Of Sanitation, 14 October 2014


Ahead of the celebrations of Global Handwashing Day on Wednesday, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) here has raised the concern that one out of five schools nationwide lack toilet facilities.


Global Handwashing Day is a campaign to motivate and mobilise millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. The event will be celebrated under the theme "Choose handwashing, choose health" at Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo, about 250 kiometres north of here.


The aim of the event is to promote hand washing and raise awareness of the crucially important role it plays in child survival and overall community health.


Unicef, in an invitation to the event, released some shocking facts, noting that only 58 per cent of health facilities in Namibia have running water and soap. Read more....