environmental health

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH and Neglected Tropical Diseases

The provision of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is recognized as both a key intervention and a necessary component for the prevention and provision of care for all neglected tropical diseases. USAID’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program in the Bureau for Global Health contributed content and suggested this topic as a way to highlight the first-ever World NTD Day on January 30, 2020.

Project

Protect Wildlife

The Protect Wildlife activity supports initiatives to align conservation policy with on-the-ground wildlife management actions and enforcement. The activity works in target landscapes to reduce threats to biodiversity, reduce poaching and use of illegally harvested wildlife and wildlife products, and improve ecosystem goods and services for human well-being.

Announcement

World Toilet Day 2019: How The Potty Trained Us

Join IRC WASH and PSI on November 19, 2019 for a special performance of "How the Potty Trained Us" by Shawn Shafner of The Poop Project. In a performance that is stand-up comedy meets lecture meets character-shifting solo play, Shafner will expose how current sanitary practices threaten our health, environment, and 40% of the world still living without safe toilets - and invite us to get our sh*t together before it hits the fan.

Be sure to register! We look forward to talking toilets while enjoying refreshments, games, and prizes with you!

Blog

What You Missed at this Year’s Water and Health Conference

Every fall the University of North Carolina’s Water and Health “Where Science Meets Policy” Conference brings together leading water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) researchers to jump start the conversation of how their latest findings should be put into practice, and what the implications are for implementers, donors, and policymakers.

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH and Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria or virus change to resist the action of antimicrobials (e.g., antibiotics). Currently, it is estimated that at least 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases. Each year, more and more common diseases are becoming untreatable and lifesaving medical procedures are becoming much riskier due to AMR.

Evaluation

Final Performance Evaluation: Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Activity

USAID)Ethiopia designed the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health (SEUH) Activity to support the Government of Ethiopia’s Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP) by improving the quality of urban health services, strengthening referral linkages, building the institutional and technical capacity of regional health bureaus, and promoting intersectoral collaboration on urban health challenges. Using a mixed-methods approach, this final performance evaluation examines SEUH design, implementation, effectiveness, and sustainability. The evaluation findings and recommendations can guide the U.S.

Conference

USAID at the 2019 UNC Water and Health Conference

The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will take place October 7–12, 2019, at the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill. The UNC Water Institute’s annual event has grown to become one of the most important annual gatherings in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector held in the United States.

Video

The Water and Development Alliance

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations and, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote improved water management and expand clean water access to help build sustainable communities in the developing world.