Water & Sanitation

Integrating child health and WaSH policies will increase the effectiveness of aid delivery

New research by WaterAid and PATH has found that combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with childhood vaccinations...

Water-related disasters require urgent action at all levels

The final outcome of ‘Making Every Drop Count’, a document put together by the High Level Panel on Water has called for...

IOM, Japan and Bangladesh are working together to bring clean water to Rohingya refugees

The UN Migration Agency (IOM), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Bangladesh’s Department of Public Health...

Health concerns grow in Papua New Guinea following earthquake and aftershocks

WHO has raised concerns about the potential for disease earthquakes in Papua New Guinea following a large earthquake in February 2018...

Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Women spend over 6 hours every day collecting water. Walking hours for water prevents women from pursuing work, school and caring for...

“No single agency can meet the massive health needs” of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, says WHO

Healthcare is a key priority for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with numerous agencies committing to help provide critical healthcare....

World Water Day – What Threat Does Water Pose to Asia?

March 22nd 2018 marks the 25th Annual World Water Day which aims to highlight the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable...

DFID steps up support for Rohingya refugees as monsoon season looms

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has increased support to Rohingya refugees ahead of monsoon season. Bangladesh’s...

Investment in sustainable water management is critical for Vietnam

Vietnam is facing a water crisis driven by environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation. Additionally,...

Kenya is declared free of dracunculiasis by WHO

The World Health Organisation has certified Kenya free of dracunculiasis following the recommendation of the International Commission...

UNICEF launches new appeal to bring aid to 48 million children

UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, is appealing for $3.6 billion to help support almost 50 million children in some of the world’s...

UN Environment and WHO agree to fight environmental pollution together

UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed a new agreement to combat major development issues around the world,...