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Event: Third Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

The Third Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 3) to the Protocol on Water and Health to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), will be organized by the UNECE and World Health Organization (WHO) in Oslo, Norway. The meeting will include a special session on equitable access to water supply and sanitation, and will also review activities over the past three years, assess future activities and discuss the Programme of Work for 2014-2016.  

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UNICEF Backs Stakeholder Workshop on Drinking Water Access in Malawi [viewed]

Unicef Logo8 July 2013: The Ministry of Health of Malawi hosted the first stakeholders' consultation on household water treatment and safe storage, in order to seek feedback on national policy issues and increase access to safe drinking water.

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Kiribati Receives Support to Address Climate-sensitive Health Risks [viewed]

GCCA27 June 2013: Kiribati will receive €0.5 million through the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS) project to improve environmental health surveillance and response to climate-sensitive health risks.

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World Health Assembly Calls for Urgent Efforts on Drinking Water, Sanitation [viewed]

WHO28 May 2013: The 66th meeting of the World Health Assembly adopted 24 resolutions and five decisions, including a resolution on drinking water, sanitation and health. Delegates recognized WHO's role regarding the development and monitoring of water and sanitation norms and targets, as well as the integration of water and sanitation into other health interventions.

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WHO, UNICEF JMP Report Highlights Lagging Progress on Sanitation, Proposed Post-2015 Targets [viewed]

Unicef WHOMay 2013: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) released the 2013 update on the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation, 'Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water,' which presents global, regional and country estimates for 2011.

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WHO Calls for Patient Empowerment on World Hygiene Day [viewed]

WHO5 May 2013: Marking World Hygiene Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a call to action to improve patient contribution to hand hygiene improvement among health workers to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

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Event: LatinoSan 2013 [viewed]

The third LatinoSan is organized by the Panamanian Government with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, the Swiss Cooperation and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). It will examine the current state and future prospects for sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), focusing on emerging challenges and opportunities, and consider the creation of a mechanism to follow-up the commitments made at LatinoSan 2007 and 2010 conferences. On this last point, conference organizers hope to win endorsement in a Declaration of Panama for the idea of creating a Pro-tempore Regional Secretariat for Sanitation.  

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WHO Releases Water Quality and Health Strategy for 2013-2020 [viewed]

WHOApril 2013: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a strategy for the prevention of waterborne diseases that will serve as framework for action by the WHO Secretariat for the period 2013-2020.

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WHO Releases Water Safety Plan Quality Assurance Tool [viewed]

WHOApril 2013: The World Health Organization (WHO) has made available a Quality Assurance Tool for the assessment of Water Safety Plans (WSPs) to support the development, implementation and assessment of WSPs by highlighting areas of progress and opportunities for improvement.

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Serbia Accedes to UNECE-WHO Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

serbian-flag24 April 2013: Serbia has acceded to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)-World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) Protocol on Water and Health to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (UNECE Water Convention).

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