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International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review

Vol. 3(3), pp. 65-75. April, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7866

DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2015.021

 

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Effective Solid Waste Management: A Panacea to Disease Prevention and Healthy Environment in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

 

Ikemike Dolfina. O. ( BSc, Me.D, Ph.D)

 

Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

E-mail: dolfike1@gmail.com.  Postal Addreess, P.O. BOX 772.

 

Accepted 25 April, 2015

 

Abstract

 

The problem of waste management has become a debilitating factor towards preventing diseases and sustenance of healthy environment. Waste is considered as material which arises from animal and human life activities, which is discarded as useless and unwanted, that can attract pathogenic organisms causing disease and unhealthy environment. The paper reviewed the concepts of waste, sources of waste, types of wastes, concept of waste management, methods of waste disposal, the challenges for effective waste management, consequences of poor solid waste management and its impact to disease prevention and sustenance of healthy environment It was concluded with few suggestions made; that waste management should be provided with a separate head in the budget for the purpose of adequate revenue allocation, implementation, and monitoring. The participation of the local communities in waste management should be encouraged. Environmental health enlightenment campaigns should be intensified by both the state and local governments. All primary, secondary and tertiary schools curricula should inculcate detailed topics on environmental health education. Appropriate government agencies should enforce the environmental laws or policies toward achieving the goal of prevention of diseases and sustenance of healthy environment.

Keywords: Solid waste, Waste Management, Challenges, Health Hazards, Disease prevention, Healthy environment.

 

     

Cite This Article As: Ikemike DO  (2015). Effective Solid Waste Management: A Panacea to Disease Prevention and Healthy Environment in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(3): 65-75.

 

 

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