Information for 7015IIED
Health, Habitat and Underdevelopment in Nigeria
Book/Report, 94 pages
Report centres on a study of housing conditions and health problems in Olaleye-Iponri, a low-income settlement in Lagos, Nigeria. It describes the development of the settlement and its employment base and the complex housing tenure arrangement whereby virtually all inhabitants are tenants or "landlords" with short leases on the land. The health and housing problems are described - as are the measures inhabitants take to address them. The report also examines the professional and institutional health and housing structure in Nigeria and explores new ways in which governments and community organizations can work together to address housing and health problems.