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Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • World Health Organization (WHO). February 2015
  • This report analyzes, for the first time, investments needed to scale up implementation required to achieve the targets of the World Health Organization (WHO) Roadmap on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and universal coverage against NTDs. The report outlines an investment strategy for NTDs and analyzes the specific investment case for prevention, control, elimination and eradication of 12 of the 17 NTDs following the adoption by the 66th World Health Assembly in 2013 of resolution WHA6612 on NTDs. The report consists of four main sections on: the Resoluti...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Equity, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water supply

UNEP Yearbook 2014. Emerging issues in our global environment
  • UNEP Yearbook 2014. Emerging issues in our global environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2014
  • The UNEP Yearbook compiles data on all areas of UNEP's work, divided into 10 chapters that cover different emerging issues. The chapter 'Excess Nitrogen in the Environment' focuses on the consequences of pollutants in the water cycle whereas the chapter 'The emergence of infectious disease' demonstrates the importance of access to clean water and sanitation in the battle against the spread of disease. The combination of different areas of focus demonstrates the diverse roles water and sanitation play.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disease, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Health, Land management, Pollution, Resilience, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle

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

Leading MDG Action. Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
  • Leading MDG Action. Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
  • United Nations (UN). September 2014
  • This report presents progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with concrete examples from around the world. As a cross-cutting theme, water and sanitation issues are highlighted in different sections of the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Education, Environment, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

Water Safety in Distribution Systems
  • Water Safety in Distribution Systems
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2014
  • Water quality deterioration in distribution systems, mainly caused by inappropriate planning, design and construction or inadequate operation and maintenance and water quality control, has been linked to a significant proportion of the burden of waterborne and water-related illness. Stresses on these systems caused by rapid urbanization, population growth and aging infrastructure further exacerbates the problems. This reference tool has been developed to help water suppliers and regulators who are familiar with the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach enhance the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), 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

(The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • (The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • Globally, the great majority of urban dwellers, especially poor people, rely for their sanitation on non-sewered systems that generate a mix of solid and liquid wastes generally termed fecal sludge. In poor and rapidly expanding cities, fecal sludge management represents a growing challenge, generating significant negative public health and environmental risks. Without proper management, fecal sludge is often allowed to accumulate in poorly designed pits, is discharged into storm drains and open water, or is dumped into waterways, wasteland, and unsanitary du...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disease, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Wastewater

Assessing Impact in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Analysis of Regional Cooperation Projects
  • Assessing Impact in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Analysis of Regional Cooperation Projects
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2014
  • The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) consists of Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (PRC, specifically Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. In 1992, with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the GMS countries launched the GMS Economic Cooperation Program to strengthen economic links between them. This study summarizes a recent major initiative to assess the initial impact of ADB-supported projects under the Greater Mekong Subregion Program.
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Development cooperation, Disease, Health, Participation, Tourism, Transport, Water cooperation

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Published in 2015