Dangers in sanitation hurts slum children of Nairobi, Kenya

Dangers in sanitation hurts slum children of Nairobi, Kenya

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Kisumu slum, Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: The odour of human waste is unbearable at the pit latrine behind Nancy Anyango’s house in Manyatta, a sprawling slum in the western Kenya city of Kisumu. Nearby, a heap of rotting garbage lies between long rows of shacks. From a distance, one can hear the […]

From flying toilets to fertiliser, slum sanitation in Nairobi is changing

From flying toilets to fertiliser, slum sanitation in Nairobi is changing

Clar Ni Chonghaile –Guardian – Tuesday, 20 November 2012 (originally published 19 Nov) Dennis Ochieng balances precariously with one leg on either side of a narrow trench running through a small alleyway in Mukuru, a network of slums around Nairobi’s industrial area. “Before, this place was a mess,” he says, explaining that the trench used […]

Poor sanitation causes maternal mortality deaths in Kenyan refugee camp

Poor sanitation causes maternal mortality deaths in Kenyan refugee camp

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) London, U.K.: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is working to improve sanitation conditions at the world’s largest refugee settlement in Kenya following an outbreak of jaundice.  More than 200 cases of acute jaundice have been reported in the Dadaab refugee camps. “We had actually four deaths.  Those were actually mothers who […]