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Water and sanitation

The State of the World's Children 2014 in Numbers: Every Child Counts (pdf)
Published:  January 2014

The report highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many. It also notes that "being counted makes children visible, and this act of recognition makes it possible to address their needs and advance their rights." It adds that innovations in data collection, analysis and dissemination are making it possible to disaggregate data by such factors as location, wealth, sex, and ethnic or disability status, to include children who have been excluded or overlooked by broad averages. 
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Multi-sectoral Approaches to Nutrition: The Case for Investment by Public Health, water, sanitation, and hygien (pdf)
Published: January 2014

Poor nutrition compromises the immune system and opens vulnerability to frequent illness which often weakens nutritional status. By harnessing the power of this synergistic relationship, we can improve the overall nutrition of vulnerable populations by delivering public health interventions—like access to health, water, and sanitation services,and disease control and prevention.

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary Schools in South-East Asian Countries Realities, needs and recommendations (pdf)
Published: December 2013



The publication aims to provide a better understanding of opportunities to successfully implement WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in Schools programs (planning, operations, management, and policy formulation).  This also serves to guide policy-makers on steps necessary to ensure that water and sanitation issues are not an obstacle to a quality education for all the children in the East Asia and the Pacific region.

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A snapshot of water and sanitation in the Pacific (pdf)
Published: December 2013

The Pacific sub-region,consisting of 14 Pacific island countries and Papua New Guinea, has a much different water and sanitation profile than the East Asia and Pacific region as a whole. In the Pacific sub-region, both sanitation and water coverage is far below the East Asia average.

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A Snapshot of Sanitation and Hygiene in East Asia and the Pacific – 2013 Update (pdf)
Published: December 2013

The East Asia and Pacific Region has made gains over the last 21 years. However, significant challenges remain. 659 million people are still without access to improved sanitation in the region, more than in sub-Saharan Africa. And other related figures.
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A Snapshot of Water Supply in East Asia and the Pacific – 2013 Update (pdf)
Published:  December 2013



The East Asia and Pacific Region has made good progress in drinking water supply over the last 21 years. However, challenges remain. More than 180 million people still do not
have access to improved water supply in the region. And other related figures.
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Community-Led Total Sanitation in East Asia and Pacific (pdf)
Published: May 2013
Publishers - UNICEF, Plan, WaterAid and WSP

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a community-wide behaviour change approach to stop open defecation which has been practiced by an estimated 100 million people in this region. Various organizations are supporting implementation across 12 countries in the East Asia and Pacific region
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Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water (pdf)
Published: May 2013
Publishers: UNICEF, WHO

The world remains off track to meet the MDG target on sanitation. This report also focuses on open defecation and summarizes the process of the formulation of post-2015 WASH targets and indicators.
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Water Supply in East Asia and Pacific (pdf)
Published: 2012



This report has 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. However, around 200 million people still do not have access to improved water.
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Sanitation and Hygiene in East Asia and Pacific (pdf)
Published: 2012

This report 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.
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A Source of Water, A Source of Hope (pdf)
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF

In DPR Korea, 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. Almost 90 per cent of diarrhoeal deaths are due to lack of water for hygiene, unsafe water supplies and poor excreta disposal.
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Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water (pdf)
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF

 

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.
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Drinking water and sanitation in East Asia and Pacific (pdf)
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific



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.
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