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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
European Institute of Healthcare
European Centre for Research and Development in Primary Health Care / Est. 1991
World Health Foundation for Development and Peace / Est. 1982
Centre de soins européen d'excellence / Est. 1990
SAARC Surgical Care Society / Est. 1996
European Association of Producers and Distributors of Natural Medicines / Est. 1996
International Clinical Epidemiology Network - Asia
Water, Engineering and Development Centre / Est. 1972
Association of Naturopathic Practitioners - World Federation of Naturopaths, London
Solidarité homéopathie / Est. 1994
Healthcare Infection Society / Est. 1980
Women's Association for Natural Medicine Therapy / Est. 1995
Sanitary Convention, 1904 / Est. 1904
International Institute of Holistic Medicine
Institut européen de recherche en sophrologie et psychothérapie
Falun Dafa
Medico International - Aid in Developing Countries / Est. 1968
TransWorld Development Initiatives
International Colon Hydrotherapy Foundation / Est. 1982
Association francophone des utilisateurs de la Classification Internationale des Soins Primaires
European Skin-Care Nursing Network / Est. 1999
Acupuncture Without Borders / Est. 1992
Africa Humanitarian Action / Est. 1994
Permanent Committee of the International Congresses on School Hygiene / Est. 1903

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World Problems relating to Hygiene

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Ritual pollution
Infectious drinking water
Unhygienic clothing
Inadequate personal hygiene
Unethical practices in politics
Unsanitary and inhumane food animal conditions
Inadequate animal husbandry
Inappropriate infant feeding strategies
Polluted drinking water
Inappropriate sanitation facilities
Abortion-related deaths of mothers
Unclean food
Lack of sanitation in cities
Torture through denial of sanitary facilities
Inadequate plant quarantine
Underprovision of basic urban services
Unsanitary refuse disposal
Unhygienic conditions
Unhygienic recreational contact with sewage
Inadequate disposal of hospital waste
Substandard abattoirs

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
Promoting improved hygiene techniques
Expanding public education on hygiene
Training in 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
Training in water sanitation
Conducting public education programmes on drinking water supply and sanitation
Establishing international phytosanitary standards

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