World Water Day 2017: Why waste water
Safe treatment and use of wastewater is fundamental to protecting public health.
Join the global campaign for World Water Day on 22nd March by downloading a sharing campaign materials and organising an event to highlight SDG 6.3 “…halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increase recycling and safe reuse by 2030.”
Learn more from WHO factsheets videos and tools on wastewater and health.
The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year
6 March 2017 |Geneva – More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new World Health Organization (WHO) reports.
November 2016 -- Innov8 is a new WHO resource to support operationalization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), progressive realization of universal health coverage and the right to health. It is an eight-step analytic process undertaken by a multi-disciplinary review team to identify ways to take concrete, meaningful and evidence-based action to leave no one behind in health programmes. It provides recommendations for specific entry points and actions to make the health programme equity-oriented, rights-based and gender responsive, while addressing critical social determinants of health influencing programme effectiveness and outcomes.
The equation is simple: 7 million people a year die from air pollution related diseases. And many air pollutants also damage the climate. So reducing air pollution would save lives and help slow the pace of near-term climate change.
This new campaign is being led by WHO in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
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