Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

Essential Elements in Response to Global Health Care Inequalities By Anthony Rock As global leaders of governments, industry, finance, and development converged on New York City for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the crisis of global inequality was in sharp focus.  Commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, established in 2015, remain woefully unfulfilled, even as … Read More

Matt RomneyWater, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

Partner Spotlight | Sanergy

November 19 is World Toilet Day, a UN-sanctioned global day to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring access to safe and hygienic sanitation for everyone, forever. On November 19, 2011, Sanergy launched its first Fresh Life Toilet in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum. This year, they will be celebrating their five-year anniversary with a network of over 800 Fresh Life Toilets … Read More

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Human Health Faces Increasing Threats From the Environment We Live In

By Mira Wang, Communications Support, GBCHealth  One of the highlights of the UN General Assembly meeting last week was the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement by 61 nations. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared: “I am confident that, by the time I leave office, the Paris Agreement will have entered into force. This will be a major achievement for multilateralism.” … Read More

Nisa PatelHuman Health Faces Increasing Threats From the Environment We Live In

Guide to 2014 UN General Assembly Side Events

The 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will convene the week of September 22nd in New York City, drawing together government, business and health leaders from around the world. A prominent theme this year will be the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—eight targets that the global health community is working toward achieving by 2015, and the new Post-2015 Sustainable … Read More

Nisa PatelGuide to 2014 UN General Assembly Side Events