Tag: sanitation

The refugee crisis: health burdens and vulnerabilities

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Volunteers walk along a pile of vests that belonged to the refugees who landed on the shores of Lesbos Island in Greece. We are failing the world’s refugees. Today there are 60 million displaced persons in the world as a result of the humanitarian crises of...

Joint DSA Ireland / Irish Aid / IFGH Nutrition-WASH Seminar

Following the first meeting of the Joint DSA Ireland / IFGH Child Health Study Group earlier this month, we were pleased to co-host another great event with DSA Ireland, and Irish Aid: a half-day seminar focusing on Nutrition and WASH Integration, Research and Future Challenges. For in-depth coverage of this great event,...

Professor Robert Chambers Nutrition and WASH Event Tuesday 19th May

Co-hosted by Irish Aid, and continuing our work together with the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSA Ireland), we are pleased to announce that a special half-day seminar will be held at next week at the Printing House, Trinity College Dublin. The seminar is titled: Nutrition and WASH Integration, Research...

Student Vlog – World Toilet Day

Student Vlog – World Toilet Day As a follow-up to the first Vlog regarding preparing for WTD on November 19th, this new Vlog by SOG member Chiedza Mcclean shows us what happened during World Toilet Day. With interviews from the famous footballer Dr. David Hickey, and WASH experts from Ireland, check out the link...

WORLD TOILET DAY: it’s not just about Sh*t

WORLD TOILET DAY: it’s not just about Sh*t Sanitary Dignity On Tuesday November 19th, people all over the world were asked to ‘give a sh*t’. This isn’t meant to be offensive. World Toilet Day is more than just debating the appropriateness of poo-puns and terms for fecal matter. I’m talking about the human right...

Ireland Gives A SH*T on World Toilet Day!

by globalhealth on Nov 15, 2013 in Homepage Featured, News
  Every day diarrhoea kills 4,000 children around the world -that is the equivalent of 143 Irish primary school classes. In Africa, it is the leading killer of children under 5 years old, causing more deaths than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Yet, the Irish Government’s bilateral spend on water and...

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