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Hygiene is a set 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. Hygiene activities can be grouped into the following: home and everyday hygiene, personal hygiene, medical hygiene, sleep hygiene, and food hygiene. Home and every day hygiene includes hand washing, respiratory hygiene, food hygiene at home, hygiene in the kitchen, hygiene in the bathroom, laundry hygiene, and medical hygiene at home.

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Organizations relating to Hygiene

International Portable Sanitation Working Group / Bloomington MN, USA / Est. 1996
Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products / Est. 1970
Water and Sanitation Programme / Washington DC, USA
Pan American Sanitary Bureau / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1902
Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2003
Global Water Solidarity / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2012
Global WASH Cluster / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2006
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance / Bonn, Germany / Est. 2007
The Butterfly Effect / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 2010
Sanitation and Water for All / New York NY, USA / Est. 2009
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor / London, UK / Est. 2004
Portable Sanitation Association International / Bloomington MN, USA / Est. 1971
Associazione Sanitaria Internazionale / Rome, Italy / Est. 1954
Institute de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova e Lisboa / Lisbon, Portugal
Portable Sanitation Europe / Sutton Coldfield, UK / Est. 2000
Coalition Eau / Montreuil, France
WASH Alliance International / Est. 2011
Permanent Committee of the International Congresses on School Hygiene / Est. 1903
Centrale sanitaire internationale / Est. 1937
International Sanitary Conference / Est. 1851
Comité permanent international des congrès internationaux d'hygiène et de démographie
International Association of Hygienic Physicians / Youngstown OH, USA / Est. 1978
Sanitary Convention, 1904 / Est. 1904
WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures / Est. 1993
International Sanitary Convention, 1900 / Est. 1900
Sanitary Convention, 1905 / Est. 1905
International Sanitary Convention, 1944 / Est. 1944
International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1944 / Est. 1944
Phyto-sanitary Convention for Africa South of the Sahara / Est. 1954
Resolutions of the Sanitary Convention / Est. 1902
Pan American Sanitary Code / Est. 1924
International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1933 / Est. 1933
Sanitary Convention, 1852 / Est. 1852
Resolution Relative to Sanitary Police, 1906 / Est. 1906
Convention Concerning Hygiene in Commerce and Offices / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1964
Agreement to Facilitate the Sanitary Control of Traffic / Est. 1955
International Sanitary Convention, 1914 / Est. 1914
Resolution Respecting Sanitary Police / Est. 1910
International Sanitary Convention, 1926 / Est. 1926
Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1952 / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1952
Sanitary Convention, 1903 / Est. 1903
International Sanitary Regulations, 1951 / Est. 1951
Protocol to Prolong the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation / Est. 1946
Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1927 / Est. 1927
Resolution Relative to Sanitary Police, 1902 / Est. 1902
International Sanitary Convention, 1912 / Est. 1912
Protocol to Prolong the International Sanitary Convention, 1944 / Est. 1946
Fondation internationale des sciences sociales et sanitaires
Action scolaire et sanitaire pour l'Afrique francophone / Lille, France
Association générale des ingénieurs, architectes et hygiénistes municipaux

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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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