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Malawi: New training on infection prevention and control and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for health workers

A key element of the project involves bringing together Malawian government ministries, IPC and WASH experts, and healthcare staff to develop an innovative, engaging and scalable IPC-WASH training package

WaterAid, an international non-governmental organization focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), has developed a new infection prevention and control and WASH (IPC-WASH) learning package for frontline healthcare workers in Malawi. In Malawi, poor access to WASH in healthcare facilities contributes to some of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality…

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Six moments that will help define United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6)

At the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6), from 26 February to 1 March 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, there will be six key moments

The world’s top decision-making body on the environment is expected to explore a host of pressing environmental issues, from water shortages to the transition to clean energy. There are six prominent discussions that are predicted to take centre stage and greatly influence UNEA's long-term success. These sessions aim to accelerate…

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Water at the Heart of Climate Action

The programme is focused on supporting the countries of Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, which make up the Nile River basin

With funding and support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, ‘Water at the Heart of Climate Action’ is a new partnership between the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), The Netherlands Red Cross, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the World Meteorological Organization…

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The Heads of State Initiatives for Water and Sanitation

To date, 11 countries are developing national water, sanitation and hygiene Heads of State Initiatives: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe

The Heads of State Initiatives for Water and Sanitation, backed by Sanitation and Water For All (SWA), are a global movement to inspire and support the world’s most ambitious and forward-thinking leaders, to achieve a common vision to secure water, sanitation and hygiene for all.  At the launch event at…

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 Country Acceleration Case Studies

In 2023, the latest trio of case studies - from Brazil, Ghana and Singapore - is launched at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development at a Special Event on SDG 6

A core part of UN-Water’s role is to support countries to accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure affordable and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. UN-Water supports United Nations Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams by connecting them to…

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Launches Global Network to Improve Management of Water Resources

The network will encourage partnerships between developed and developing countries in regional sub-networks in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and Central Asia

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched the Global Water Analysis Laboratory (GloWAL) Network, which aims to help countries develop tailored water management strategies by providing assistance to generate data on water samples, which can inform national water policies and governance, and strengthen water management capacity through training fellowships…

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United Nations Children’s Fund-United Nations Refugee Agency Strategic Collaboration Framework

UNICEF-UNHCR’s vision is that refugee childrne should be safe from physical harm and explitation in clean and hygienic living environments

As the leading United Nations organizations working for refugees and for children, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have established a Strategic Collaboration Framework to promote the inclusion of refugees in the national systems of host countries and to bring about transformational change for refugee…