New Delhi, Apr 1, 2013: A new Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) report, Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 Districts in India, finds that when higher quality of service delivery processes are adopted at the district level, it is more likely that households to sustain behaviors linked to toilet usage and safe disposal of child feces.
New York, Apr 30, 2013: Over 10 billion gallons of raw and partly treated sewage gushed into waterways and bubbled up onto streets and into homes as a result of Hurricane Sandy — enough to cover Central Park in a 41-foot-high pile of sludge, a nonprofit research group said in a report released on Tuesday.
Water pumps and other equipment at the Bay Park sewage treatment plant in East Rockaway, N.Y., in Nassau County, had to be replaced after they were flooded by the storm.
Mar 30, 2013: Of late there is lot of awareness among rural population regarding the usage of toilets and related hygienic conditions. Government agencies and NGO’s are participating in a big way in this programme. Government of India initiated a program “Total Sanitation Campaign” (TSC) with the objective of eradicating the practice of Open Defecation by 2012. This programme has become part of rural water supply schemes for the past 5-10 years. Water supply schemes providing safe drinking water to villages and towns had priority in earlier schemes.
April 2013: The main purpose of this resource is to provide a comprehensive resource on menstrual hygiene that supports the development of context-specific information for improving practices for improving practices for women and girls in lower and middle income countries.
Apr 12, 2013: The Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea, led by Aga Khan University, Pakistan, provides evidence for integrated control efforts for childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea. The first paper assesses the global burden of these two illnesses, comparing and contrasting them, and includes new estimates of severe disease and updated mortality estimates for 2011. Findings from the second paper show that a set of highly cost-effective interventions can prevent most diarrhoea deaths and nearly two thirds of pneumonia deaths by 2025, if delivered at scale.
Mar 1, 2013: This report, Social Management Framework (SMF) prepared as a result of the synthesis of Social Assessment (SA) conducted in the four states (Assam, Bihar, Jharkahand and Uttar Pradesh) in the context of preparing the World Bank assisted Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) for Low Income States (LIS) has the following objectives: To (i) support in accomplishing the development objectives of the Project; (ii) integrate social inclusion, equity, cohesion, accountability, safeguards, risk management and sustainability strategies in the structures, institu
Apr 17, 2013: The 2013 Global Monitoring Report (GMR) marks the tenth edition of the GMR since the inception of the report in 2004. The GMR continues to provide an annual assessment of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This assessment allows the World Bank and the IMF together with the larger international development community to reinforce accountabilities among developing and developed countries and institutional partners.
New Delhi, Mar 22, 2013: Pit latrines are one of the most common human excreta disposal systems in low-income countries, and their use is on the rise as countries aim to meet the sanitation-related target of the Millennium Development Goals. There is concern, however, that pit latrine discharges of chemical and microbial contaminants to groundwater may negatively affect human health.
Apr 17, 2013: Improving handwashing with soap practices can save children’s lives by reducing preventable diseases like diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.
April 2013: The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD), a new global plan from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), represents the first-ever simultaneous effort to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhoea, the two leading killer diseases of children less than five years old.