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First Coordinated REACH Enforcement Project Started: Regulation of Chemical Substances

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006 that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.


World Water Day March 22, 2009: Water Sharing is Crucial in the Fight Against Disease

This 2009, the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is joining the world community in observing World Water Day.


Small Ecuadorian Clean Water Project Improves Health in Village

Agua Muisne is a non-profit corporation founded in 2007 by a group of Americans and Ecuadorians who are concerned about the many people who are put in grave danger by bad drinking water.


Boost for Hazardous Waste Management in Côte d’Ivoire

A new project launched on June 16, 2008 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will help the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders.


Commuting Bicyclists: A Growing Transportation Trend

Biking is gaining popularity as a form of commuting which benefits  the environment.


Climate Change Will Erode Foundations of Health: WHO Advises Adaptive Changes to Health Systems

Scientists tell us that the evidence the Earth is warming is "unequivocal." Increases in global average air and sea temperature, ice melting and rising global sea levels all help us understand and prepare for the coming challenges.


Swedish Teenagers Help Educate and Empower Female Refugees in Rwanda

Some US$900,000 raised by Swedish teenagers is giving young female refugees in Rwanda the chance to become more independent and to lead productive lives.


WASH Media Award Competition Call for Entries Of Reports on Water Supply, Sanitation or Hygiene

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) are co-sponsoring the second edition of the WASH Media Award competition, to be held between July 2007 and April 2008.


New Web Portal Connects Tropical Disease Research

A Web portal to help people identify and use vital information related to infectious diseases was launched on 30 October, 2007 at Forum 11, the annual meeting of the Global Forum for Health Research.


World Food Programme Helps Pastoralists in Djibouti Recover

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gradually shifting from emergency assistance to Food for Work projects this year for thousands of nomadic herders to lessen the impact of recurrent droughts while improving the nutritional status of the most vulnerable in this country near the tip of the Horn of Africa.


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