midakiarie midakiarie

I am a trained and practicing Kenyan freelance journalist based in Nairobi Kenya.

I have been in the media field for the last nine years.

I am experienced in both electronic and print media having worked for various media outlets including Radio, Television, Newspaper and online publications.

I am skilled in photography and videography and enjoy taking shots on both video and still camera.

I have bias for development, health, environment, human rights, women, children, governance and science among other issues.

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Embracing of dry toilets technology i...
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
By midakiarie
19 Nov 2012

1.1 billion people around the world defecate in the open, contaminating their environments and water sources besides spreading diseases like diarrhea, which kills 2,000 children less than 5 years old every day.

In Tanzania, only 10 per cent of her people have access to improved sanitation. Over 40 million of citizens in the Eastern Africa country do not have to improved sanitation.

6.5 million people in the country defecate in the open according to Unicef, causing illnesses related to poor hygiene that could have been avoided, and which costs the government millions of money that could otherwise be used for development.

NGOs are introducing dry toilets where modern sanitation facilities that require no water are built in homes and institutions with unreliable or no water supply.

Proponents of this project say the facility is a better option to many people in the world with many countries still facing water shortage problems.

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Tanzanian Homestead Complete With Toilet
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
By midakiarie
24 Oct 2012

This homestead at Mapinga in Bagamoyo, Tanzania is complete with a toilet. Approximately 1 billion people around the world defecate in the open, contaminating their environments and water sources, as well as spreading diseases like diarrhea, which kills 2,000 children less than 5 years old every day. 6.5 million people in the country defecate in the open according to Unicef, causing illnesses related to poor hygiene that could have been avoided, and which costs the government millions that could otherwise be used for development.

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Hand washing
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
By midakiarie
16 Nov 2012

A man cleans the basin of a dry toilet. The sanitation facility that requires no water is gradually being embraced in Tanzania. Proponents of this project say the facility is a better option to many people in the world with many countries still facing water shortage problems.

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Hand washing
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
By midakiarie
16 Nov 2012

A boy washes his hands after visiting the toilet. It is recommended that one should wash hands using soap every time after visiting the toilet to avoid diseases related to poor hygiene.