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Preventing Diarrhea Through Better Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries
  • Preventing Diarrhea Through Better Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries
  • World Health Organization (WHO). December 2014
  • This report summarizes the results of a series of studies, led by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with 14 leading research institutions, estimating the burden of disease caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene in 145 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Sections 2, 3 and 4 summarize for drinking-water, sanitation and handwashing respectively the estimates of exposure in LMICs, the meta-regression results, and the resulting burden of diarrheal disease. Section 5 considers the integration of WASH interventions, while Section 6,...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean region, Middle-East, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Hygiene, Pollution, Poverty, Risk management, Sanitation, Water supply, Water treatment

Ebola virus disease (EVD)  Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Ebola virus disease (EVD) Key questions and answers concerning water, sanitation and hygiene
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). October 2014
  • This document summarizes the key questions, recommendations and best practices regarding water, sanitation and hygiene management when dealing with Ebola Virus Disease. It reflects input and advice from microbiologists and virologist with expertise in the environment, environmental engineers, and those with practical knowledge about WASH in emergencies and disease outbreaks.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Emergency situations, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Microbiology, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Wastewater, Water supply, Water treatment

Prisons and Health
  • Prisons and Health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2014
  • This report outlines important suggestions by international experts to improve the health of those in prison and to reduce both the health risks and risks to society of imprisonment. In particular, it aims to facilitate better prison health practices in the fields of: (i) human rights and medical ethics, (ii) communicable diseases, (iii) noncommunicable diseases, (iv) oral health, (v) risk factors, (vi) vulnerable groups and (vii) prison health management. It is aimed at professional staff at all levels of responsibility for the health and well-being of detai...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Human rights, Hygiene, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups

Reader on Water and Health
  • Reader on Water and Health
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). April 2014
  • This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and health. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. The publications are categorised according to overview; drinking water quality and risk management; water quantity; avoiding water-related diseases; water, health and economics; waste and wastewater management and by region
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Risk management, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water quality, Water scarcity

Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025. The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD). Executive summary

Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025. The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
  • Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025. The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). 2013
  • The integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) proposes a cohesive approach to ending preventable pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths. It brings together critical services and interventions to create healthy environments, promotes practices known to protect children from disease and ensures that every child has access to proven and appropriate preventive and treatment measures. It also aims to help countries achieve impact by analysing local data, acting on the results and monitoring their progress towards clear...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation

Considerations for Policy Development and Scaling-Up Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage with Communicable Disease Prevention Efforts
  • Considerations for Policy Development and Scaling-Up Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage with Communicable Disease Prevention Efforts
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2013
  • This report summarizes the key outcomes of the discussions held by WHO, which included experts in child and maternal health, HIV, malaria and vector borne diseases. The report aims to inform Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) scaling-up efforts with particular attention to vulnerable, at-risk populations and integrated approaches to delivering water, HIV, and other interventions using synthesized meta-analyses and recent studies on the health impact of HWTS. It begins by summarizing the main discussion outcomes, including the specific recommend...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Water treatment

World Health Statistics 2012
  • World Health Statistics 2012
  • World Health Organization (WHO). 2012
  • The World Health Statistics series is WHO's annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. Unsafe water supplies and inadequate levels of sanitation and hygiene increase the transmission of diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera); trachoma; and hepatitis. The report presents a series of regional charts and, for six indicators - including population without access to improved drinking-water sources a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water supply

(A) toolkit for monitoring and evaluating household water treatment and safe storage programmes
  • (A) toolkit for monitoring and evaluating household water treatment and safe storage programmes
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO). November 2012
  • This document is intended to address the lack of harmonized relevant tools and indicators to assist in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) programmes. The document delineates a step-by-step guidance to conduct monitoring and evaluation, including descriptions on how to 1) understand the context within which the HWTS programme is operating; 2) develop the M&E question(s); 3) select the appropriate indicator(s) to answer the question(s); 4) develop an M&E plan; 5) develop the M&E tools; 6) sel...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Monitoring, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Atlas of health and climate
  • Atlas of health and climate
  • World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). October 2012
  • This atlas provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing. Water-related diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea or water-related emergency situation such as floods and droughts are analysed. The Atlas gives practical examples of how the use ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Floods, Health, Risk management

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Published in 2015