Rose George to speak at IF Water Conference #IFWater14 @rosegeorge3 @WaterStep @fcousteau http://ow.ly/zyZuU #WATSAN #WASH
#Syria A lack of #water and #sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in #communicablediseases – IFRC http://ow.ly/zyYcg
Published: 24 July 2014 11:08 CET
A woman collecting washing at the Al Adlieh shelter in Rural Damascus, Syria. Living in close quarters with many other families makes it essential to keep clothes and bedding clean to prevent the risk of skin diseases and lice. Ibrahim Malla/IFRC…..
By Penny Sims, IFRC
Polluted water supplies, hot weather and serious water shortages are bringing the threat of disease to vulnerable communities in Syria. Clinics and health volunteers are already seeing an increase in hepatitis A, typhoid and diarrhoea, and skin complaints, especially from internally displaced people (IDPs) living in communal shelters.
A toxic combination of crowded unsanitary living conditions, cuts to some regular water supplies and contamination of alternative water sources makes for a worrying situation.
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2014 Symposium on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Asia #WASH Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, August 27-29 http://ow.ly/vxAm3 #watsan
Meet Raya, the Sanitation Muppet | Mental Floss http://ow.ly/vsIwQ #wash #watsan
WEDC – A Collection of Contemporary Toilet Designs | India Sanitation Portal http://ow.ly/vsE1j
British have pledged 10 m pound to improve #sanitation & water facilities for Gurkha communities in Nepal. http://ow.ly/tx1ya #WATSAN
from South East Asia Journal of Public Health
(available as 6 page pdf below )
Akinwale OP1, Adeneye AK2, Musa AZ3, Oyedeji KS4, Sulyman MA5, Oyefara JO6, Adejoh PE7, Adeneye AA8
1Director of Research (Neglected Tropical Diseases), Head, Molecular Parasitology Research Laboratory, Public Health Division; 2,5Research Fellow, Public Health Division; 3Research Fellow, Clinical Sciences Division; 4Research Fellow, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Division; Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos state, Nigeria. 6,7Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos state, Nigeria. 8Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Lagos metropolis, southwestern Nigeria, is faced with environmental problems ranging from slums and informal settlements, to crime and delinquency. The aim of the study was to explore the demographic characteristics, migra- tion history and living conditions of 2,434 residents of Ajegunle, Ijora Oloye and Makoko in Lagos metropolis. A cross-sectional survey was conducted between June 2010 and October 2012 using a semi-structured questionnaire. Units of analysis used were households. Many of the respondents are low-income earners working in the informal service sectors, and living in unhygienic conditions. The communities are densely populated, with more than five people living in a room. Residents make use of poor and overstressed facilities and inadequate water and electricity supplies. They also lack appropriate garbage disposal facilities and good drainage. Personal hygiene habits are very poor; open defecation in ditches and the lagoon is widely practiced. Respondents are faced with perennial flooding due to blocked drainage systems resulting in a number of diseases, such as malaria, diarrhea, cold and cough. Migra- tion has led to uncontrolled and unplanned developments of slums in metropolitan Lagos. This in turn has led to poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, polluted environment, uncontrolled population growth and health problems in the slums as are observed in this study. There is an urgent need for comprehensive interventions from the government and other organizations to strengthen existing programs to improve the health and quality of life of this vulnerable population. more….
Published on Nov 25, 2013
Catarina de Albuquerque, a leading human rights expert and the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, delivers the 2013 UNC Health and Human Rights Lecture, “Implementing Human Rights to Eliminate Inequalities in Water and Sanitation.”
DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/…
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, the Department of Public Policy, the Water Institute at UNC and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC. It is part of the University’s campus-wide theme, ‘Water in Our World.’
Great video! by Water For People, sure there are a lot of little details not mentioned, but you can not do better for a 5 minute video.