Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health
Newsletter Nº 221 - Março/2017

JMP Thematic Report on Safely Managed Drinking Water Services available online

The JMP has published a thematic report, describing plans for monitoring “safely managed drinking water services”, the global indicator for SDG Target 6.1 on drinking water. The first section of the report examines the SDG vision for universal access and the specific language used in the formulation of global targets. New ‘ladders’ for monitoring drinking water services at home, at school and in health facilities are presented, together with proposals for enhanced monitoring of inequalities and affordability. The second section examines the availability of data on the different elements of safely managed drinking water services and discusses challenges associated with combining data from different sources in order to track the progressive elimination of inequalities and global progress towards the SDG target. The report is available from the JMP website: https://www.wssinfo.org/sdg-baselines/safely-managed-drinking-water-services/ 

Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment available online

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under five years are attributable to the environment every year.  This atlas, together with the companion report, “Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health”, provide a comprehensive overview on the environment’s impact on children’s health. Improved access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, for example, could substantially reduce the 360,000 annual child deaths due diarrhoea.  Both reports and related infographics in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and Russian, are available at the following links:  www.who.int/ceh/em/ and www.who.int/phe 

WSSP symposium in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, 6-7 April 2017

WHO-EURO, together with  RIVM and UNECE are pleased to co-organize The pan-European Symposium on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning and Extreme Weather Events which will take place on 6-7 April 2017 in Bilthoven, the Netherlands. The registration remains open until the last day. More information about the symposium and the registration form can be found at: http://www.iwcconferences.com/wssp-and-extreme-weather/



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