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Progress on WASH in health care facilities 2000-2021: Special focus on WASH and infection prevention and control (IPC): WHO/UNICEF JOINT MONITORING PROGRAMME FOR WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
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WHO - UNICEF: Half of health facilities globally lack basic sanitation, new estimate about global hygiene

According to the latest report of the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of WHO and UNICEF, half of the world's health facilities lack basic sanitation with soap and water. Approximately 3.85 billion ...

Last update 14 Sep 2022
A nine-year-old girl, who is HIV-positive, paints at a UNICEF-supported day care centre which provides psychosocial care in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO: new global alliance to end AIDS in children by 2030

The 24th International AIDS Conference (29 July - 2 August 2022), held in Montréal, Canada, witnessed the formation of a new global alliance to prevent new HIV infections and ensure that all ...

Last update 12 Sep 2022
An elderly woman sits alone on a bench near a pond in Thailand
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New UN guide aims to tackle growing problem of elder abuse

Every year, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse – a trend that is expected to continue with rapid population ageing in many countries, the World Health ...

Last update 25 Jun 2022
Russian occupiers destroy hospitals in Ukrainian cities
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WHO is gathering evidence for a possible war crimes investigation into attacks by Russia in Ukraine

“Intentional attacks on healthcare facilities are a violation of international humanitarian law and represent war crimes in any situation,” declared Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO Emergencies ...

Last update 18 May 2022
World Humanitarian Day
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Memorial Ceremony at OHCHR in remembrance of those killed in the service of human rights

The high commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, made a statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on August 19, recalling all the people who worked for the United Nations and ...

Last update 1 Sep 2021
Little kid collecting e-trash from the floor while framed by an old computer screen
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First WHO report on e-waste and child health

The World Health Organization (WHO) published the first report on e-waste and child health. WHO suggests that more effective and binding action is required to protect millions of children, ...

Last update 23 Jun 2021
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United Nations: Ageism is a global challenge

In a new report, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and the United Nations Office for Human Rights ...

Last update 15 Apr 2021
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L’evoluzione del concetto di salute

Bruno Paccagnella (2005)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 7 Oct 2010