Category Archives: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Effect of hygiene interventions on acute respiratory infections in childcare, school and domestic settings in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

bySarah L. McGuinness, S. Fiona Barker, Joanne O’Toole et al. Tropical Medicine & International Health – online: 25 May 2018 23 pp. 1.1 MB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/tmi.13080 Evidence suggests that hand hygiene interventions delivered in childcare, school and domestic settings can reduce … Continue reading

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COORDINATE, INTEGRATE, INVEST: How joint child health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions can deliver for your country’s future

WaterAid and PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease (Defeat DD) Initiative, 2018 12 pp. 759 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WA_PATH_Coordinate%20Integ rate%20Invest_EN.pdf Combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with routine childhood vaccinations and nutrition support could potentially save the lives of as many … Continue reading

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Impact of drinking water, sanitation and handwashing with soap on childhood diarrhoeal disease: updated meta-analysis and meta-regression

by Jennyfer Wolf, Paul R. Hunter, Matthew C. Freeman et al. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 23, No 5, pp 508–525, May 2018 18 pp. 465 kB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/tmi.13051 Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene are protective against diarrhoeal disease; … Continue reading

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The Water Gap – The State of the World’s Water 2018

by Carolynne Wheeler, Fiona Callister, Louisa Gosling et al. WaterAid, March 2018 24 pp. 1.0 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The%20Water%20Gap%20State %20of%20Water%20report%20lr%20pages.pdf 2018 may well be remembered as the year one of the world’s great tourist destinations ran out of water. In a startling … Continue reading

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The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-based Solutions for Water

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2018 154 pp. 31.6 MB http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to the UN report on … Continue reading

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Short Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

28th May to 20th July 2018 Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health http://www.musph.ac.ug/index.php/short-courses/188-short-course-in-water-sanitation-and- hygiene The course aims at equipping practising individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical … Continue reading

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Sanitation and water supply coverage thresholds associated with active trachoma: Modeling cross-sectional data from 13 countries

by Joshua V. Garn, Sophie Boisson, Rebecca Willis et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(1): e0006110 –22 January 2018 20 pp. 4.6 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006110&type=printable Facial cleanliness and sanitation are postulated to reduce trachoma transmission, but there are no previous … Continue reading

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Cape Town scientists prepare for ‘Day Zero’

As water crisis brews, researchers plan to modify studies and prioritize public health. by Amy Maxmen Nature News, 24 January 2018 2 pp. 427 kB https://www.nature.com/magazine-assets/d41586-018-01134-x/d41586-018-01134-x.pdf The Cape Town city’s government estimates that “Day Zero” — when Cape Town becomes … Continue reading

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Progress on drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines

World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017 66 pp. 4.8 MB http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/launch-version-report-jmp-water- sanitation-hygiene.pdf The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) 2017 update report presents indicators and baseline estimates for the … Continue reading

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The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

Commissions from the Lancet journals – Published: October 19, 2017 Access online at: http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/pollution-and-health The Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging … Continue reading

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