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Water and sanitation and their impact on health

Short presentation explaining the basics of water and sanitation and why the health community should be concerned with these issues  
Hannah Barton
over 10 years ago
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WHO | WHO/UNICEF highlight need to further reduce gaps in access to improved drinking water and sanitation

Inequalities in access to improved drinking water and sanitation facilities still persist around the world  
who.int
over 5 years ago
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Subsidies key in improving sanitation, new study finds

With poor sanitation estimated to cause 280,000 deaths per year worldwide, improving sanitation is a key policy goal in many developing countries.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

WHO and UNICEF call for immediate action on improving sanitation in low- and middle-income countries; UNC-Chapel Hill researchers author reportThe World Health...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Nepal earthquake gives rise to fears over poor sanitation

Aid agencies and health officials are warning that poor sanitation in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake could lead to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Nepal earthquake gives rise to fears over poor sanitation

Aid agencies and health officials are warning that poor sanitation in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake could lead to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Nepal earthquake gives rise to fears over poor sanitation

Aid agencies and health officials are warning that poor sanitation in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake could lead to an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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India makes strides in some, but not all, health goals, finds WHO

India has successfully met targets to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the availability of drinking water but has a long way to go in improving sanitation facilities and providing universal access to reproductive healthcare, the latest World Health Statistics report has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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India makes strides in some, but not all, health goals, finds WHO

India has successfully met targets to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the availability of drinking water but has a long way to go in improving sanitation facilities and providing universal access to reproductive healthcare, the latest World Health Statistics report has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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WHO | Lack of sanitation for 2.4 billion people is undermining health improvements

Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.  
who.int
about 4 years ago
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Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India - BBC News

More than a billion people around the world defecate in the open because they do not have access to proper sanitation. A scheme in India is aiming to instil better toilet habits in children by "paying them to poo".  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Interventions to improve water quality and prevent diarrhoea | Cochrane

This Cochrane Review summarizes trials evaluating different interventions to improve water quality and prevent diarrhoea. After searching for relevant trials up to 11 November 2014, we included 55 studies enrolling over 84,000 participants. Most included studies were conducted in low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) (50 studies), with unimproved water sources (30 studies), and unimproved or unclear sanitation (34 studies).  
cochrane.org
almost 4 years ago
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India to track progress of 75 cities to improve sanitation

The Indian government is to rank 75 of the country’s major cities according to their sanitation and cleanliness as part of a survey to map the progress of a national campaign launched in 2014 to end open defecation.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Survey ranks Indian cities on cleanliness

Mysuru, Chandigarh, and Tiruchirapalli have come top—while Itanagar, Asansol, and Dhanbad have finished last—in a survey1 that ranked 73 Indian cities on cleanliness and sanitation.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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The global push for institutional childbirths—in unhygienic facilities

Healthcare facilities offer professional assistance to women giving birth, writes Jocalyn Clark, but many in developing countries are filthy, lacking clean water and sanitation  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago