Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(3), pp. 65-75. April, 2015.
Full Length Research
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.
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Accepted 25 April, 2015
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.
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.