health

Training course on Water and Health

Submitted by Water Team on 5 November, 2012 - 15:54
Duration: 
< 1 week

 

The objective of this course is to present the diseases and health issues related to water. Different types of water related diseases and how they are transmitted will be presented. This will be followed by prevention strategies which can be employed to minimize the transmission of these diseases.

Please clik here to watch the training online.

By: Murray Biedler for Aquaknow

sanitation updates

This news feed on sanitation is maintained by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and by USAID’s WASHplus project.

Let’s reinvent the toilet but let’s not stop there!

Submitted by Water Team on 8 August, 2011 - 14:44

Last month the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation asked researchers to reinvent the toilets “such that sewers are not required” (FSM, 2011).

 

Nigeria: Installing Toilets to Reduce Blindness

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 1 July, 2010 - 09:16

By humanitarian news and analysis, 21 June 2010

Maiduguri — Lack of access to clean toilets or an adequate water supply, living in close proximity to animals, and poor public health awareness have helped put 2.3 million people in northern Nigeria's Borno State at risk of contracting trachoma, a bacterial infection causing blindness.

But practising simple good hygiene and stopping open defecation can significantly reduce the chances of contracting the disease, says NGO Helen Keller International (HKI).

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International Conference on Water, Environment and Health Sciences: The Challenges of Climate Change (ICWEHS)

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 17 March, 2009 - 17:02
When: 
Start 13/04/2009 - 01:00 End 17/04/2009 - 01:00

ICWEHS will provide a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of issues, views, experiences and needs for research in the areas of water, environment and health scien

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