Analele Universităţii din Oradea: Seria Geografie (2018-10-01)

HEALTHY LIVING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION PRACTICES IN AKUNGBA-AKOKO, NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

  • Abimbola Adebimpe ALLEN

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 28, no. 2
pp. 222 – 230

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This paper examines sanitation practices in Akungba with a view to determining it implication on healthy living. The basic data set for the paper was collected using a structured questionnaire administered on selected household in Akungba. Simple percentages and correlation analysis were used to summarize data. The study revealed that diverse ill-health abounds in the study area. However, malaria, cough and catarrh have the highest proportion 54.2% and 23.3% respectively as a result of the observed inter-relationship between increased malaria parasites. Majority of the residents of Akungba do not have access to basic infrastructure. Sanitation condition in Akungba is not up to expectation, people have poor attitude towards sanitation which could be reasons for ill health among residents. The study recommended that government should engage in vigorous environmental sanitation education and implement the environmental sanitation bye-laws.

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