1 in 3 people or 2.2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water
In 2017, 71 per cent of the global population used safely managed drinking water services. National estimates were available for 117 countries and four out of eight SDG regions, representing 38 per cent of the global population. Coverage was lower in rural areas (53 per cent) than in urban areas (85 per cent), which were home to two out of three of the 5.3 billion people using safely managed services. By 2017 a total of 80 countries had achieved greater than 99 per cent coverage and were therefore classified as having “nearly universal” coverage of at least drinking water services
Results from the baseline study indicated that schoolgirls in the southwestern refugee settlement context lacked access to the menstrual hygiene knowledge and products required for them to manage their menstruation in a healthy and dignified manner. Although UNHCR mandates that all women and girls of reproductive age are to receive distributions of disposable sanitary pads, soap and underwear, 71% of the girls reported not having enough menstrual products, 65% reported not having enough soap and 59% reported not having enough underwear. 44% percent also reported that they didn’t have enough information about menstrual hygiene.
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Portuguese Version of Management of dead bodies after disasters: a field manual for first responders
The WHO/UNICEF JMP report, WASH in Health Care Facilities, is the first comprehensive global assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities. It also finds that 1 in 5 health care facilities has no sanitation service*, impacting 1.5 billion people. The report further reveals that many health centres lack basic facilities for hand hygiene and safe segregation and disposal of health care waste.
Soapbox Collaborative has launched a new training package called TEACH CLEAN, which is a package for those that clean health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries.
The TEACH CLEAN package presents information and materials required to deliver comprehensive, participatory training on safe environmental cleaning, applying aspects of essential IPC for these tasks. The package is tailored towards use with low-literate cleaning staff but can be applied to wider facility staff.
To request a copy of the TEACH CLEAN Package, or supporting materials, please complete the online form.
UNICEF trucks water to the camps where people displaced by the conflict have temporarily settled. UNICEF also installed latrines, showers and water storage tanks in the camps and distributed family hygiene kits to protect children against waterborne diseases.
Le choléra est une infection diarrhéique aiguë causée par l'ingestion d'eau ou d'aliments contaminés. Ce cours offre une introduction générale au choléra et s'adresse au personnel qui intervient en cas d'apparition de la maladie dans des situations d'urgence complexes ou dans des environnements où les infrastructures environnementales de base ont été endommagées ou détruites. Ce cours comprend des documents accessibles en anglais et en arabe. Nous espérons que ce cours vous aidera à vous rappeler de ce que vous savez déjà et à exécuter les bons principes de gestion du choléra.
Objectif d'apprentissage : A la fin de ce cours, les participants devront être en mesure de :
décrire la définition du cas et les alertes pour le choléra ;
décrire les principales voies de transmission ;
identifier les principales actions préventives ; et
expliquer comment le contrôle du choléra est multisectoriel.
Durée du cours : Environ 1 heure.