World Health Organization
Conversations With Water Leaders: Jan Eliasson on Millennium Development Goals and Sectoral Cooperation
22 May 2013 - 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — Third in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
16 May 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Despite large gains in increasing the number of people with access to an improved sanitation source, 45 countries still have less than 50 percent coverage, according to a new United Nations’ report
2 May 2013 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
26 Apr 2013 - 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — The Tajik government is preparing to host a high-level international water forum in August to celebrate the International Year of Water Cooperation, according to participants at the 16th Network Me
18 Apr 2013 - 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — International water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NGO WaterAid announced this week that it has joined the United Nations’ Water Action Hub, an online platform that allows users to identify poten
3 Apr 2013 - 09:46 by Local Press Report
Geneva (UN Refugee Agency) — The UN refugee agency on Tuesday warned that with the Syria crisis now into its third year, and refugees continuing to cross borders to neighbouring countries in large numbers, pressure to accomm
19 Mar 2013 - 09:36 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan is likely to adopt the new state drinking water standard. Fazil Talibli, head of the press service of the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan,
4 Mar 2013 - 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Haitian government last week announced its new $2.2 billion USD plan to eliminate cholera from the island of Hispaniola (which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
China’s Rapid Growth Leads to Both Environmental Problems and Innovative Policies: Lincoln Institute
28 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, MA, CAMBRIDGE — China's rapid urbanization and economic growth has created environmental problems, and also spurred innovative policies to address them, according to new research released this week by Cambridge, M
25 Feb 2013 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Pharmabiz.com) — Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has now issued a guidance on Quality Water Purification Systems for Pharmaceutical Use. While these guidelines are issued early this month
22 Feb 2013 - 11:04 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (The Australian) — Environment protection chiefs in China are being taunted with challenges: cash rewards if they dare to swim in the rivers for which they are responsible. To no one's surprise, given the reekin
21 Feb 2013 - 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Risks from chemical products and Arctic ice melting are this year’s major emerging issues for the global environment, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
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
25 Jan 2013 - 11:00 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Ynetnews.com ) — Egypt's Health Ministry will carry out a vaccination campaign for children in several Cairo areas after polio was recently found in the capital's sewage. The World Health Organization says a
4 Jan 2013 - 11:02 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Herald (Zimbabwe)) — Twenty-six boreholes are contaminated with faecal matter that can cause typhoid.
30 Nov 2012 - 09:21 by Local Press Report
PORT-AU-PRINCE (The Guardian) — Haiti is to call upon the international community for more than $2 billion USD to fight cholera amid growing evidence that the world's worst epidemic was started by UN peacekeepers. The govern
13 Nov 2012 - 10:28 by Local Press Report
sinGapore (Channel News Asia) — Clean-up work is ongoing at Pang Sua Canal in Choa Chu Kang after the canal and the nearby park areas were hit by foam. The foam made its way here after the warehouse blaze in Upper Bukit Tima
31 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — The biggest problem in water management, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas, is that “the world is playing games.”
24 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — The Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) will discuss issues affecting children in the region, including lack of drinking water and sanitation, and seek solutions to them during its meeting
9 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA — Chilean NGO BIDAS (Comprehensive Welfare for Sustainable Environmental Rights) has raised concerns about a planned desalination project in the country’s Antofagasta region.
28 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regional bloc has joined the new regional “Cholera-Free Hispaniola” initiative, which aims to eradicate the disease in Haiti and the Dominican Republic by 2022.
14 Sep 2012 - 09:22 by Local Press Report
CONAKRY (IRIN) — With Guinea facing its gravest cholera outbreak since 2007, some residents of the capital Conakry are clamouring to be vaccinated. Conakry - where rubbish is piled high at every turn, many n
10 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Poor management of chemicals, including chemical fertilizers and pesticides, is causing massive pollution of freshwater resources worldwide, including rivers, lakes, aquifers and wetlands, accordin
10 Sep 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
BALI (Xinhua) — Fourteen governments from East Asia and the Pacific kicked off the 3rd East Ministerial Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene in Bali on Monday in a bid to achieve the ultimate goal of universal s
4 Sep 2012 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (New Europe Online) — An online petition has been launched to make the Human Right to water a European Citizens initiative call. As of 3 September following some hurdles the online petition is now effective and can
30 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — While Israel’s extensive desalination program contributes relief to its water scarcity problems, Palestinians are voicing environmental concerns and calling for an increase in their share of freshw
29 Aug 2012 - 08:51 by Local Press Report
Geneva (UN News Service) — The United Nations health agency is reporting a continuing decline in the number of guinea worm cases - one of two diseases, along with polio, that it says is slated for eradication. The numbe
22 Aug 2012 - 09:49 by Local Press Report
CAIRO, Egypt (Egypt Independent) — The Chamber of Food Industries is blaming the Health Ministry for a bottled water shortage after the ministry ordered seven companies shut down in June, when they failed tests
14 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — UK-based humanitarian organization Oxfam said last week that the media focus on political issues in the Gaza Strip is masking serious humanitarian issues, particularly access to clean water for the
7 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LAGOS, Nigeria — On the anniversary of an important report into oil pollution in Ogoniland, the Nigerian government has given the go-ahead for a major oil contamination clean-up in the Niger Delta region.
7 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila’s water supply is likely to be short by 100 million liters per day by 2022, which means government will need to develop new sources of water supply, according to the Manila Waterworks
23 Jul 2012 - 09:08 by Local Press Report
KOSOVO, GRAČANICA (b92.net (Serbia)) — Kosovo regional water company has cut off water supply to a Čaglavica infirmary which is now unable to treat its patients.
16 Jul 2012 - 08:21 by Local Press Report
RAWALPINDI (Dawn.com) — Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdadullah Bosal has directed the Water and Sanitation Agency and the district health department to collect water and sewage samples in the presence of World Health Organi
13 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, CHandiGarH — Traces of uranium have been found in groundwater in India’s Punjab state, according to Federal Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh.
6 Jul 2012 - 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — The annual UN report on progress in obtaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), released July 2, found that three of the eight targets – those pertaining to extreme poverty, slum dwelling an
21 Jun 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Pan American Health Organization) — The UN side event at Rio+20 Water and Sustainable Development: Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola, promoted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), present
18 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The final document for the Rio+20 earth summit, the preliminary version of which was leaked online last week, describes water as a priority issue.