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A Snapshot 2012 Update Water Supply in East Asia & Pacific - PDF

A Snapshot – 2012 Update Water Supply in East Asia and the Pacifichas has been developed based on the latest 2012 Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation. It shows that the East Asia and Pacific region has seen extraordinary improvements in water supply. In 2010, some 677 million more people in this region had access to improved drinking water than was the case 20 years ago. However, around 200 million people still do not have access to improved water. Even in those countries that are on target to meet the sanitation targets in the MDG’s, the gap in access to safe sanitation between urban dwellers and rural populations and between the richest and poorest quintiles is still too large.



A Snapshopt 2012 Update: Sanitation and Hygiene in East Asia & Pacific (2012) - PDF

A Snapshot – 2012 Update Sanitation & Hygiene in East Asia and the Pacific shows that the East Asia and Pacific region has seen extraordinary improvements in sanitation. In 2010. Some 823 million more people now use improved sanitation facilities. However, around 671 million people in the region are still without access to improved sanitation. Even in those countries that are on target to meet the sanitation targets in the MDG’s, the gap in access to safe sanitation between urban dwellers and rural populations and between the richest and poorest quintiles is still too large.



A Source of Water, A Source of Hope
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English

Lack of clean water has immediate and drastic effects on the health of children; leading to high rates of diarrhoea and pneumonia, the two main killers of children under five in DPR Korea. According to UNICEF and WHO almost 90 per cent of diarrhoeal deaths are due to lack of water for hygiene, unsafe water supplies and poor excreta disposal. Click to read the report.

 


Progress on Sanitation and Drinking- Water: 2010 Update Report
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English

Unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene claim the lives of an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five each year. Lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene affects the health, security, livelihood and quality of life for children, impacting women and girls first and most. They are much more likely than men and boys to be the ones burdened with collecting drinking-water. Click to download the report.


Status and trends: Drinking water and sanitation in East Asia and the Pacific
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF East Asia & Pacific
Languages: English

This report presents the situation of drinking water and sanitation in the East Asia and the Pacific region. It is based on the coverage estimates issued in 2008 by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for water supply and sanitation (JMP)2, which is the official United Nations mechanism for monitoring progress towards Millennium Development Goal Target 7c on drinking water and sanitation. Click to read the full report.

 

Arsenic Primer
The contamination of drinking water supplies with naturally-occurring arsenic is major healthproblem. Even low concentrations of arsenic, when ingested over a period of years, can result ina range of serious conditions...

Soap, toilets and taps: A foundation for healthy children
UNICEF’s long-standing support to improving water supply, sanitation and hygiene stems from a firm conviction, based on evidence, that these are central to ensuring the rights of children to survive, grow and develop into healthy and fulfilled...

The Drinking Water and Sanitation Situation in Asia and the Pacific: A regional perspective based on data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
1.7 billion people in Asia and the Pacific do not have access to improved sanitation - more than half (880 million) practised open defecation...

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: Special focus on sanitation
This report details global progress towards the MillenniumDevelopment Goal (MDG) target for drinking water andsanitation, and what these trends suggest for the remainder ofthe Water for Life Decade 2005-2015. In recognition of the large sanitation...

WASH for Children: Investing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in East Asia and the Pacific
Safe water, good hygiene and adequate sanitation are every child’s right. They are critical factors for child survival and are the building blocks for their health and development. Yet every day, millions of children in East Asia and the Pacific continue

Investing in sanitation for children in East Asia and the Pacific
Recognizing the impact of sanitation on health, the environment, poverty reduction and economic and social development, the United Nations has declared 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation. This initiative will spotlight the seriousness...

Universal Sanitation in East Asia.. Mission Possible?
This joint publication has been prepared as a background document and thought-piece for the first East Asia.

Use of ceramic water in Cambodia
Ceramic filter pilot projects (2002-2006) in Cambodia have yielded promising results that suggest these interventions can be effective in improving drinking water quality and can contribute to substantial health gains in populations using them.

Excreta disposal in emergencies: A field manual
This manual is designed to provide practical guidance on how to select, design, construct and maintain appropriate excreta disposal systems to reduce faecal transmission risks and protect public health in emergency.

Meena deworming
Meena, a popular cartoon character, becomes the central character in a story set in a Lao village school about students' learning of intestinal worms, hygiene habits and how to protect themselves.

Endemic arsenicosis: A clinical diagnostic manual with photo illustrations. 2004
A reference resource for medical officers, health workers and programme officers to use for clinical diagnosis of arsenicosis caused by chronic arsenic poisoning from drinking water or contaminated food due to coal burning.

Mapping human helminth infections in Southeast Asia. 2003
The document illustrates the variation in the prevalence of helminth infections in South-East Asia based on available survey data. It also includes maps of infection risk in areas without comprehensive data.

Harvesting the rain: A construction manual for cement rainwater jars and tanks. 2002
This manual is for use in training courses to make cement rainwater jars and tanks. It is practical reference guide for technical personnel skilled masons and social workers and also applicable in emergency situations.

Prevention of intestinal worm infections through improved sanitation and hygiene. 2002
A reference book for UNICEF staff and their project counterparts to use for implementating of integrated school and community – based deworming activities and in water, environment and sanitation programmes.

Poster hygiene promotion
Poster on hygiene promotion to prevent diseases. This advocacy materials was prepared by UNICEF Lao PDR.

 

 
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