One of the causes of malaria and several other infectious diseases is unsanitary conditions.
Despite the authorities' efforts to clean up at various levels, several residential areas in cotonou and the surrounding area are still full of piles of rubbish, open-air latrines with record levels of unsanitary conditions.
The situation is even more critical in rainy periods with stagnant water in almost all alleys and cans as well as used tires of contaminated water tanks around the houses; promoting the spread of mosquito larvae.
The first victims of this situation are children aged 0 to 5 years who often have severe malaria with anaemia in these times and sometimes pass from life to death.
The NGO FAITH, always concerned with the well-being of the populations, mobilized women, young people and fathers from the localities concerned for IEC sessions followed by extensive health and sanitation campaigns with destruction of hopper sites.