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Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • The primary aim of the revised Guide to ship sanitation is to present the public health significance of ships in terms of disease and to highlight the importance of applying appropriate control measures. The guide is intended to be used as a basis for the development of national approaches to controlling the hazards that may be encountered on ships, as well as providing a framework for policy-making and local decision-making. The guide may also be used as reference material for regulators, ship operators and ship builders, as well as a checklist for understan...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Legal aspects, Recreation, Sanitation, Shipping, Wastewater, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water security

Water safety in buildings
  • Water safety in buildings
  • World Health Organization (WHO). March 2011
  • This document deals with all buildings where people use or are exposed to water, with a particular focus on buildings that include public use or shared facilities. The document is written for the full range of "actors" who influence the overall safe management of building water supplies. In particular, it is directed to those who design, construct, manage, operate, maintain and regulate building water systems. Guidance is provided for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation, washing, showering, swimmin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Pollution, Recreation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply

Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  • Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2011
  • In 2007, the World Health Organization issued a request for proposals on the integration of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Household Water Treatment (HWT) at the household level in Africa. The aims of this initiative were: 1. To explore whether or not it is possible to achieve synergies and economies of scale by linking HWT and IAQ interventions; 2. To examine the potential for expansion and scaling up in the implementation of projects combining these interventions; 3. To document integration models for these interventions; 4. To examine the added¿value of inte...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disease, Energy, Health, Pollution, Rural areas, Urban areas, Water supply, Water treatment

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