Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Opinion Volume 6 Issue 11

Kandadji Dam Construction in Niger: What Implications for Public Health?

Abdoul-Aziz Mamadou Maiga1*, Mahaman Moustapha Lamine2, Maman Hima Karmadini3 and Maman Laminou Ibrahim4

1Laboratoire d’Entomologie Fondamentale et Appliquée (LEFA), Unité de Formation et de Recherches (UFR) Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (SVT), Université Joseph KI-ZERBO (UJKZ), Burkina Faso
2Département des Sciences Chimiques et Biologiques, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université André Salifou (UAS) de Zinder, Niger
3Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Abdou Moumouni (UAM) de Niamey, Niamey, Niger
4Unité de Parasitologie et d’Entomologie Médicale (UPEM), Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire (CERMES), Niamey, Niger

*Corresponding Author: Abdoul-Aziz Mamadou Maiga, Laboratoire d’Entomologie Fondamentale et Appliquée (LEFA), Unité de Formation et de Recherches (UFR) Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (SVT), Université Joseph KI-ZERBO (UJKZ), Burkina Faso.

Received: September 21, 2022; Published: October 27, 2022

Dams are world widely recognized as a key factor for accelerating economic growth through increasing energy access and industrialization, increasing potable water access, and promoting food security through increased agriculture [1]. They are essential for water resources control and management [2]. West Africa region is characterized by 28 transboundary river basins with the most important like the Niger River covering 11 countries, the Senegal River covering 4, the Volta covering 6, the Lake Chad covering 8, and the Comoé covering 4. Also, there are several billion of m3 of fresh water stocked in the groundwater of the region [3]. Even with these potentialities, the region suffers from water scarcity, lack of electricity access, and food security, due to the unequal distribution of rainfall, climatic conditions, and the lack of hydraulic infrastructures for Water control [2]. That’s why building dams constituted the response of countries' governments to the challenge of water control [3].


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Citation: Abdoul-Aziz Mamadou Maiga., et al. “Kandadji Dam Construction in Niger: What Implications for Public Health?”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.11 (2022): 53-56.


Copyright: © 2022 Abdoul-Aziz Mamadou Maiga., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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