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From: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter No 187 24 February 2015
Water quality testing in national household surveys
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme has been piloting direct testing of drinking-water quality in nationally representative household surveys. The 2012/13 Ghana Living Standards Survey was the first such survey to be conducted in Africa, and the recently published report shows that nearly half of samples from drinking-water sources, and more than half of samples of water at the household level, contained the faecal indicator bacteria E. coli. Water quality was much better in improved than in unimproved sources, and household water samples were more than twice as likely to be contaminated in rural than in urban areas. JMP has supported similar surveys in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sindh, and Congo, with reports to be published throughout 2015. JMP will make use of such data, along with information from national authorities, in monitoring drinking-water quality in the post-2015 period.
Training modules in health-care waste management
A series of training modules on good practices in health-care waste management have been created as part of the Global Health-care Waste Project jointly sponsored by UNDP, the Global Environment Facility, WHO, Health-care Without Harm and the University of Illinois School of Public Health. http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/healthcare_waste/training_modules_waste_management/en/
From: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter N° 186 10 February 2015
A series of studies, led by WHO in collaboration with 14 leading research institutions, estimates the burden of disease caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene in 145 low- and middle-income countries. The study results are summarized in a new report, “Preventing diarrhoea through better water, sanitation and hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries”. Inadequate drinking water and sanitation are estimated to cause 502 000 and 280 000 diarrhoea deaths, respectively. The most likely estimate of disease burden from inadequate hand hygiene amounts to 297 000 deaths. In total, 842 000 diarrhoea deaths are estimated to be caused by this cluster of risk factors, which accounts for 1.5% of the total disease burden and 58% of diarrhoeal diseases. In children under five years old, 361 000 deaths could be prevented, representing 5.5% of deaths in that age group.
Just published: Technical Brief on Boil Water
This brief presents the scientific basis for the efficacy of boiling. Boiling is one of several options to treat water at the point of use to remove or inactivate microbial pathogens, as articulated in WHO’s Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
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