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The production of this rapid risk assessment was triggered by a report by the Czech Republic of 2 travel-associated cases of cholera from Zanzibar (Tanzania), and the cholera epidemics in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden. This document focuses on the following risks: risk for European...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Increase of cholera cases in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden - risk for EU/EEA citizens, 19 May 2017, 2017, pp 4 pp.
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WorldPride Madrid 2017 is a festival that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues at an international level and will take place in Madrid, Spain between 23 June and 2 July 2017. This document assesses the risk of outbreaks and transmission of infectious diseases during the festival...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June-2 July 2017, 2017, pp 9 pp.
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On 24 March 2017, the German authorities reported the contamination of a 'do-it-yourself' bacterial gene engineering CRISPR kit produced in the USA. The kit was contaminated with pathogenic bacteria (risk group 2), including some bacteria that are multidrug-resistant and extended spectrum...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Risk related to the use of 'do-it-yourself' CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, 2017, pp 6 pp.
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An outbreak of a new serovar of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica with antigenic formula 11:z41:e,n,z15, initially detected in Greece, affected 47 individuals in 5 European Union countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, and UK) between March 2016 and May 2017. Epidemiological and...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Multi-country outbreak of new Salmonella enterica 11:z41:e,n,z15 infections associated with sesame seeds, 2017, pp 8 pp.
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This practical guide provides a description of a risk-based, continuous improvement framework and associated tools for undertaking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) improvements as part of wider quality improvements in health care facilities. WASH FIT is an adaptation of the water safety plan...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT): a practical guide for improving quality of care through water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities, 2017, pp IX + 90 pp.
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This updated publication presents WHO guidelines on drinking water quality and safety. New topics considered in this update includes: (1) minimum procedures and specific guideline values relevant to drinking water safety; (2) approaches used in deriving these guidelines values; (3) microbial...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Guidelines for drinking-water quality: fourth edition incorporating the first addendum, 2017, pp xxiii + 541 pp.
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In Ghana 70 per cent of the population are smallholder farmers who depend on the land for their basic needs. Growing competition for this resource is having significant impacts on rural livelihoods and governance as land changes hands. This study highlights the key drivers of pressure on rural land ...

Author(s)
Bugri, J. T.; Yeboah, E.
Publisher
International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK
Citation
Understanding changing land access and use by the rural poor in Ghana, 2017, pp 71 pp.
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Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities are essential for providing people-centred health services. Such services are also one of the key elements of quality within the context of the rapidly evolving landscape of universal health coverage (UHC) across the world. Focused...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Achieving quality universal health coverage through better water, sanitation and hygiene services in health care facilities: a focus on Ethiopia, 2017, pp 41 pp.
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Life cycle assessments (LCAs) have become an established tool for the assessment of ecological sustainability in the farming and food sector. They help to improve production, provide a basis for political decision-making, and deliver consumer information. Life cycle assessments are also used to...

Author(s)
Meier, M.; Hörtenhuber, S.; Schader, C.; Stolze, M.
Publisher
Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Frick, Switzerland
Citation
Life cycle assessments of organic foods, 2017, pp 12 pp.
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This summary highlights the key findings of this work carried out in Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa, as well as progress made by other African countries. The document aims to assist policymakers better understand the diverse benefits of green economy...

Publisher
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Building inclusive green economies in Africa: experience and lessons learned 2010-2015, 2017, pp 46 pp.

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