water sanitation and hygiene

Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam

April 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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US firms back ‘Support My School’ campaign in India

December 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Several American companies and organizations have expressed interest in a unique initiative to help children in rural and semi-urban India get access to better educational ... Read more...

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About 98,000 Pakistanis die of unsafe water, poor sanitation annually

November 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) An estimated 97,900 people in Pakistan die every year due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation, a report released by an international organisation has ... Read more...

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Woodland ties with Unicef to provide safe drinking water

September 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Apparel brand Woodland has partnered with Unicef to provide safe drinking water to families in Chandrapur district in eastern Maharashtra."As part of the alliance, Woodland ... Read more...

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Ghana to hold forum on water issues

August 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 5 (IANS) Ghana will hold a forum in the capital to seek ways to deal with issues regarding water sanitation and hygiene, officials said.The water forum would be ... Read more...

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Lack of sanitation costs South Asia 5 percent GDP loss: Unicef

April 4th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) South Asian nations lose five percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually because of lack of sanitation facilities and unhygienic behaviour, the Unicef said ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani children at risk of fatal diseases

August 17th, 2010 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan's flood-ravaged areas are at risk of contracting fatal diseases such as cholera and dysentery, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has ... Read more...

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Germany increases aid to Pakistan to $13 mn

August 12th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 12 (IANS) Germany has said it will increase its humanitarian aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan to a total of $13 million for the distribution of food and other items. The statement ... Read more...

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880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross

March 22nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (DPA) A total of 880 million people around the globe do not have access to clean water, while 2.7 billion lack proper sanitation facilities, the Red Cross said ... Read more...

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One-ninth of Nepal faces starvation, UN warns

March 10th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) One-ninth of Nepal's nearly 27 million population face starvation, the UN warned Wednesday. Nearly half of Nepal's 75 districts, mainly in the west and mountain regions, are ... Read more...

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Displaced Somalis need urgent help, says UN

July 18th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 18 (IANS) The UN urgently needs $11 million to support its humanitarian programmes for thousands of displaced people living at the relief camps on the outskirts of the Somali capital, ... Read more...

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Life without a toilet for 2.6 billion worldwide!

October 18th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 18 (IANS) A controversial exhibition has opened at the world famous McMaster University at Hamilton near here to raise the taboo topic of toilet whose lack is taking a ... Read more...

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UN calls for aid for Georgian conflict victims

August 19th, 2008 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (Xinhua) The United Nations has called on international donors to provide $58.6 million in aid to help victims affected by the recent conflict in Georgia.The funding will be ... Read more...

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WHO releases new report on water, sanitation and hygiene

June 26th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, June 26 (ANI): Safer Water for Better Health is the first-ever report providing country-by-country estimates of the burden of disease due to poor water, sanitation and hygiene. The report highlights ... Read more...

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