Using Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services to fight COVID-19: Experiences from African countries

Comfort Kanshio

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Comfort Kanshio

Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG) Support Officer

Comfort Kanshio is a Nigerian. She holds a Master degree in Community Water and Sanitation for Development from Cranfield University, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria. She carried out researches around water and sanitation including the Applicability of Treated Sewage Sludge on Arable Land and the Analysis of Safe Drinking Water Sources for Informal Settlements in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. 

Comfort is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advocate with over seven years of experience accrued from government and non-governmental organisations, and the private sector. She works under the Sanitation Department of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) as the focal point for the Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG) project. She supports the planning, coordination, and managing stakeholders globally during the ASPG development process.

Before joining AMCOW, Comfort worked for several organisations, including WaterAid Nigeria, where she contributed to the organisations effectiveness by supporting timely delivery of the organisations strategic objectives. She has been involved in several community services to raise awareness for increased investment in WASH through the sensitisation of government schools to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing at critical times paying particular attention to the poor and vulnerable groups.