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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation


Hygiene is a series of practices performed to preserve health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases." Personal hygiene refers to maintaining the body's cleanliness.

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Organizations relating to Hygiene

World Congress of Acupuncture
SAARC Surgical Care Society / Peradeniya, Sri Lanka / Est. 1996
International Clinical Epidemiology Network - Asia / Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Water, Engineering and Development Centre / Loughborough, UK / Est. 1972
Solidarité homéopathie / Montpellier, France / Est. 1994
Healthcare Infection Society / London, UK / Est. 1980
Sanitary Convention, 1904 / Est. 1904
International Institute of Holistic Medicine / Milwaukee WI, USA
Falun Dafa / New York NY, USA
Medico International - Aid in Developing Countries / Est. 1968
TransWorld Development Initiatives / Brentwood MD, USA
Association francophone des utilisateurs de la Classification Internationale des Soins Primaires / Beauvoir-sur-Mer, France
Acupuncture Without Borders / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1992
Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
International Federation of Fertility Societies / Mount Royal NJ, USA / Est. 1951
Internationale Gesellschaft für Ganzheitliche Zahn-Medizin / Mannheim, Germany / Est. 1985
International Sanitary Supply Association / Lincolnwood IL, USA / Est. 1923
Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1962
Servants of Charity / Rome, Italy / Est. 1908
European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1980
VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight / London, UK / Est. 1999
International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association / Royal Oak MI, USA / Est. 1987
International Federation of Private Water Operators / Paris, France / Est. 2005
European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine / Milan, Italy / Est. 1993
European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations / Blaricum, Netherlands / Est. 1999

View all profiles (110 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Hygiene

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unsanitary and inhumane food animal conditions
Inadequate plant quarantine
Inadequate animal husbandry
Lack of sanitation in cities
Polluted drinking water
Inadequate disposal of hospital waste
Unhygienic recreational contact with sewage
Abortion-related deaths of mothers
Inappropriate infant feeding strategies
Inadequate sanitation infrastructure
Distortion of international trade by discriminatory formulation of health and sanitary regulations for agricultural and pharmaceutical products
Inadequate disinfection of pastureland after disease outbreak
Insanitary penning conditions as factor in animal diseases
Inadequate disposal of female sanitary protection
Inadequate disinfection measures for animal housing and equipment

Action Strategies relating to Hygiene

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing sanitary water supply
Improving sanitation for the poor
Developing human resources to improve drinking water supply and sanitation
Improving public utilities in urban areas
Regulating industrial environmental performance
Ensuring clean drinking water
Designing ecologically
Providing safe drinking water for the poor
Developing clean coal technology
Facilitating transfer of clean technology
Facilitating transfer of clean low-waste production processes
Improving hospital hygiene
Practicing personal hygiene
Promoting improved hygiene techniques
Expanding public education on hygiene
Training in hygiene
Encouraging improved personal hygiene
Expanding public participation of women in water projects
Promoting environmental hygiene
Modernizing sanitary facilities
Raising standards of abattoirs
Adopting sustainable sanitation policy
Training food hygienists
Improving unsanitary toilet facilities

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