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Installing hand-washing stations at these Kenya schools led to amazing results

<i>By James Musyoka, Kenya Connect Co-Founder, Field Director and Director of Operations</i><p>While it’s a significant achievement to leverage local …

This Company Makes Money Off of Your Half-Used Hotel Bathroom Soap

If you've ever wondered what happens to that complimentary soap bar, here's your answer.<p>Unless you plan on holding up in a hotel room for an extended …

Swap your soap to tackle superbugs, say new guidelines

The NHS watchdog has released new guidance on hand washing in a bid to tackle antimicrobial resistance<p>You'd be forgiven for thinking that any soap is …

Medicine

Zero plastic on Principe

Trading plastic trash for a reusable stainless steel bottle. This idea, among others, is helping the island of Principe go plastic-free. The program …

Class act: Turning plastic bottles into the building blocks of education

Khanyisile Mkhize and Mpho Raborife, News24<p>Johannesburg - A small company in the east of Gauteng has figured out a way to turn recycled plastic into …

Sustainability

Flint’s new public health crisis: people are getting sick because they’re afraid to wash their hands

It’s one of the most basic rituals of hygiene.<p>Most of us are taught from a very early age that hand-washing is an easy, essential way of keeping ourselves clean and healthy. But residents of Flint, Michigan and surrounding areas have been forgoing this common practice out of fear of the water’s …

Public Health

It’s Time We Talked About Hygiene

There are around two million people who die each year from hygiene-related problems. What makes this even more unacceptable is that 9 out of 10 of …

Hygiene

Savlon promotes healthy India by making hygiene easily attainable

The latest advertising campaign by Savlon called “Savlon Swasth India Mission” is a creative outdoor campaign that beautifully provides a lucid …

India

Five Step Plan to Improve Hygiene Practices and Reduce Infectious Diseases

The "Small Steps for Big Change" report, commissioned by The Global Hygiene Council (GHC), highlights the alarming burden of preventable infectious …

Public Health

Global Bath Soap Market Bolstered by Rising Hygiene Consciousness in the Developing Regions

Bath soaps are made up of moisturizers and cleansing agents that helps in softening and cleaning the skin. The primary purpose of bath soaps is to …

Manufacturing

How we help countries track and report on the Sustainable Development Goals on water, sanitation and hygiene

Over the last few years, the international community has been busy establishing new indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which …

World Economy

Rich countries are doing less than poor countries to help refugees, Amnesty says

A report released Tuesday by Amnesty International accuses rich countries of doing less than their fair share for the world’s refugees while poorer countries are overburdened, with 86% of all refugees currently sheltered in developing countries.<p>Just 10 countries host more than half (56%) of the …

Amnesty International

Eight ideas to fund access to water and toilets for all by 2030

Some $114bn is needed each year to reach the SDG on water and sanitation. Our panel of experts share their ideas on how to raise the money<p>1 | Crack down on illicit financial flows and tax evasion<p>An estimated $1tn [£0.8tn] flows illegally out of developing countries and emerging economies each year …

100 objects that shaped public health

From the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins comes this list of 100 things that have “made their mark on public health”, good and bad. Here’s a …

African migrants go to Italian quake zone to help survivors

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (Reuters) - African migrants hoping to start a new life in Italy after risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean have headed to the area of Wednesday’s earthquake, helping local people who lost everything in the disaster.<p>Wearing bright orange overalls, the group from …

North Africa

The Human Face of the Global Refugee Crisis

His eyes caught my attention...playful, innocent, and curious about this group of strangers in his neighbourhood. I was immediately drawn to this young boy, who smiled shyly and nodded ever so slightly when I asked if I could take his picture. When I showed him the image of his face on the screen …

Big Pharma Says It Offers Cheap Vaccines For Refugees, But It’s Not Completely True

Doctors Without Borders is petitioning Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to lower the prices on the shots.<p>For a refugee in Greece to get one dose of the pneumonia vaccine, one of the biggest killers of children, she’ll have to pay about $68 at a local pharmacy. That’s 20 times more than the lowest price …

How do we get more people to purify water using the sun's rays?

Sunshine can quickly sterilise water in bottles – known as solar disinfection – but people prefer known technology such as ceramic filters and chemicals<p>Local mistrust is slowing take-up of simple innovations that use sunlight to disinfect water, a UK conference has heard.<p>Researchers working on …

What do Africans actually think about public health interventions from afar?

Today marks the end of the 21st International AIDS Conference, being held in Durban, South Africa. The conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. It features everything from presidents and pop stars to people living with HIV and the researchers studying the AIDS …

Public Health

Unlocking the Potential of Information Communications Technology to Improve Water and Sanitation Services

<b>DOWNLOAD</b><p>Recent experience from around the world has demonstrated that the water and sanitation sector has not been immune to the innovative use of …

World Economy

Greek Syrian mayor and refugees bring tourist village back to life

LM Village in Greece is home to 300 Syrian and Iraqi refugees waiting for their relocation-scheme applications to be processed. © UNHCR/Achilleas …

Hygiene kits catering to men, women and children provide solutions for refugees

Minimalist Hygiene Kits Provide Solutions For Refugees<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK is proud to host a special half-day conference with …

Our Work

What Do We Do?<p><b>Quite simply, we reduce waste and save lives, one bar of soap at a time.</b> <br>We receive donations of partially-used soap from hotels that …

Sustainability

African women are breaking their backs to get water for their families.

Four years after the United Nations announced that it cut the number of people without access to cleaner water by half, getting to that water is still a major hardship for much of sub-Saharan Africa, a new analysis shows.<p>More than two-thirds of the region’s population reported that they leave home …

Africa

Everything you need to know about the ‘DIY vaccine’ against illness

<b>The CDC says this is one of the very best ways to avoid getting sick ... and it's easier than you think.</b><p>In early 19th-century Europe, most women gave …

Refugees in Greece: The Inescapable Shadow of Syria

<i>Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Conor Kenny writes from Idomeni, Greece, where more than 1,000 refugees are trapped at</i> …