Ministry of Health
13 May 2013 - 08:16 by Local Press Report
COLOMBO (The Sunday Times) — Underground water pipes laid during British rule in 1875 in Colombo city are very old and resulting in a regular breakdown in supply, a top official of the National Water Supply and Drainage Boar
8 May 2013 - 08:54 by Local Press Report
YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS) — Cases of intestinal infectious diseases have been registered in Argel District of Kotayk Marz of Armenia.
2 Apr 2013 - 09:48 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (Heritage) — Plan-Liberia has ended a one-week Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) training workshop in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, with participants vowing to end open defecation by adhering to the Open Defec
29 Mar 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — The four candidates running in Paraguay’s April 21 presidential election took up the country’s water issues during recent debates.
21 Feb 2013 - 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
YEMEN, SANA’A — Several water networks in Yemen’s southern Abyan province are contaminated and unfit for consumption, according to recent tests conducted by the Central Laboratory of Public Health.
29 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, DURANGO — Concerned about arsenic contamination, authorities in the city of Durango, the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, are working to cut back on groundwater extraction and instead increase use of purif
4 Jan 2013 - 10:50 by Local Press Report
KUWAIT CITY (Arab Times) — The Green Line Group has bid the concerned governmental authorities particularly Kuwait Municipality, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Health and Environment Public Authority (EPA) to take quick p
4 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation last week unveiled a draft water and sanitation law as part of the government’s effort to improve drinking water and sanitation services throughout
26 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Millions of people in the Latin America and Caribbean region get their drinking water from cistern trucks, which have grown into an $88 million USD business.
24 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguayan authorities have announced new recovery efforts at Lake Ypacaraí, a month after they first announced environmental alerts at the National Heritage site.
23 Oct 2012 - 08:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — With the two-year anniversary this month of the first cholera case in Haiti, deaths have significantly been reduced due to “Haitian-led, international supported efforts,” the United States Departme
2 Oct 2012 - 08:29 by Local Press Report
NICOYA (Inside Costa Rica) — Nearly a month has passed since the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked Costa Rica, and despite the fact that the human losses and overall damage were few, many families are still suffering the co
1 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay’s Ministry of Health last week issued an alert over Lake Ypacaraí and recommended that its water not be consumed or used for other purposes due to reports of toxic algae in the water.
24 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian General Prosecutor last week officially charged six staff members from the Sansaft Water Treatment Plant in Menoufiya governorate with causing the water pollution that sickened thousan
20 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has assigned a special team to handle matters related to food and water-borne diseases, which are known to surface during the monsoon and flood seasons.
17 Sep 2012 - 09:28 by Local Press Report
KUWAIT CITY (Arab Times) — Director General of the Kuwait Municipality has sent an official letter to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water confirming an alarming high rate in the proportion of bromide
10 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Residents living in the area near Malawi’s Lake Chilwa have asked the government to divert water from Lake Shire, an outlet of Lake Malawi fed by the Shire River, into Lake Chilwa to keep the water
9 Aug 2012 - 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Myanmar and Thai health authorities are cooperating on efforts to contain the spread of malaria and dengue fever along the two countries' border after a severe outbreak of the two diseases was dete
7 Aug 2012 - 08:23 by Local Press Report
ANKARA (Trend News Agency) — The Ministry of Health of Turkey has announced that it has discovered 15 bottled water companies that are selling unsanitary water in violation of government health codes, in a written statement
3 Aug 2012 - 08:42 by Local Press Report
31 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The Israeli Knesset’s Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection committee has approved new regulations on the sanitary quality of Israel’s drinking water, putting the country on par with leadin
13 Jul 2012 - 09:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — The Legislative Assembly for Mexico’s Federal District last week approved a motion to have both the National Water Commission (Conagua) and the Water System for Mexico City (SACM) carry out studies
13 Jul 2012 - 08:49 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a grant for $7.5 million from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide drinking water
5 Jul 2012 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
DODOMA (Tanzania Daily News) — Investigations done by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Government Chief Chemist has revealed that water samples taken from Nyamongo mine areas have a high content of heavy met
28 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, POZA RICA — Some residents of the city of Poza Rica in Mexico’s Veracruz state were supplied with contaminated water after oil leaked into the potable water distribution system.
18 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China is adopting new national drinking water standards this July, the Ministry of Health announced this week.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:38 by Local Press Report
HARARE (SW Radio Africa) — The Harare City Council is facing criticism for not doing enough to control the spread of typhoid, which is now being reported elsewhere in the country.
17 Jan 2012 - 11:36 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (Korea Herald (South Korea)) — South Korea is debating whether tap water should be fluoridated throughout the country.
11 Jan 2012 - 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, SEVASTOPOL — Residents of a Crimean village near Sevastopol have been poisoned by their own well.
1 Dec 2011 - 11:48 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Newsroom Panama) — The Chilibre treatment plant has temporarily suspended operations again due to water turbidity, the same reason the plant was forced to close at the end of 2010, resulting in weeks of water shortag
3 Nov 2011 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Floods caused by recent heavy rains in El Salvador have led to pollution of wells with septic tank runoff.
24 Oct 2011 - 16:55 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Monitor (Uganda)) — Thirteen districts in eastern Uganda -- Katakwi, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Butebo, Soroti, Serere, Kumi, Ngora, Pallisa, Kibuku, Bukedia, Amolator and Dokolo -- will benefit from a $5 million USD Glob
6 Oct 2011 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
KINGSTON (Jamaica Gleaner/Go Jamaica) — The Jamaican Ministry of Health has issued an advisory warning residents and businesses in sections of Kingston that the quality of the water supplied did not meet standards.
28 Sep 2011 - 09:40 by Local Press Report
TASHKENT (Uznews.net (Uzbekistan)) — The Uzbek Foreign Ministry is denying claims that the country is facing an outbreak of cholera.
22 Sep 2011 - 10:51 by Local Press Report
NASSAU (Bahama Islands Info) — The Bahamian government is replacing the islands deteriorated water mains as part of its efforts to fight mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue.
15 Sep 2011 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — On September 11, Guatemalans took to the polls to vote in presidential elections.