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LAGOS: Sanitation Status

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Sanitation provision in Lagos (the largest city in Nigeria, capital of Lagos State in the southwest of the country) is grossly deficient, as in most cities in sub-Saharan Africa: most people do not have access to a hygienic toilet; large amounts of faecal waste are discharged to the environment without adequate treatment; this is likely to have major impacts on infectious disease burden and quality of life (Hutton et al. 2007). This article briefly summarizes the current sanitation situation in Lagos.

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