Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

Matt RomneyArticle, News

Essential Elements in Response to Global Health Care Inequalities By Anthony Rock As global leaders of governments, industry, finance, and development converged on New York City for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the crisis of global inequality was in sharp focus.  Commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, established in 2015, remain woefully unfulfilled, even as … Read More

Matt RomneyWater, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

Quiz: Whadya Know About Toilets?

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Take our quiz to test your knowledge on sanitation.

Margaret ArbogastQuiz: Whadya Know About Toilets?

World Toilet Day

Nisa PatelEvent

World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos. Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future – all for the want of a toilet. This year’s theme focuses … Read More

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Partner Spotlight | Sanergy

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November 19 is World Toilet Day, a UN-sanctioned global day to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring access to safe and hygienic sanitation for everyone, forever. On November 19, 2011, Sanergy launched its first Fresh Life Toilet in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum. This year, they will be celebrating their five-year anniversary with a network of over 800 Fresh Life Toilets … Read More

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World Pneumonia Day

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World Pneumonia Day, marked each year on November 12, presents an opportunity to focus on child health challenges around the world. The goal is to raise awareness about pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness by bringing together donors, policymakers, health care professionals and the general public. Despite dramatic improvements in child health in the … Read More

Nisa PatelWorld Pneumonia Day

Global Handwashing Day

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Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with … Read More

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Human Health Faces Increasing Threats From the Environment We Live In

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog, News

By Mira Wang, Communications Support, GBCHealth  One of the highlights of the UN General Assembly meeting last week was the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement by 61 nations. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared: “I am confident that, by the time I leave office, the Paris Agreement will have entered into force. This will be a major achievement for multilateralism.” … Read More

Nisa PatelHuman Health Faces Increasing Threats From the Environment We Live In

World Water Day

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World Water Day, marked on March 22 every year, is the United Nations day to celebrate water, make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water-related issues, and prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 2016, World Water Day will focus on how water resources, and the range of services they provide, underpin poverty reduction, … Read More

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Water and Health Conference 2015

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The 2015 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. Themes for this year’s event include: WaSH for the future: SDGs, innovation, resources, integration, and urbanization Hygiene and behavior WaSH in emergencies … Read More

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United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

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The United Nations is now in the process of defining Sustainable Development Goals as part a new sustainable development agenda that must finish the job and leave no one behind. This agenda, to be launched at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, is currently being discussed at the UN General Assembly, where Member States and civil society are making … Read More

Nisa PatelUnited Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015