Date of Award

Summer 8-9-2016

Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Doug Roblin

Second Advisor

Christine Stauber


This capstone analyzes the public health problem of a lack of waste disposal and trash collection in major cities in Nigeria. It describes the waste disposal problem and how it affects the health of the environment, as well as the magnitude of the problem. Then, the capstone investigates the land use laws in Nigeria that address or should address the issue of lacking waste disposal. Finally, the capstone explores feasible policy interventions to remedy the negative effects of inadequate waste disposal in Nigeria.