World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Key Steps to World Health: Water, Sanitation

Key Steps to World Health: Water, Sanitation


Mr. Rooter® Raises World Health Day Awareness Through Apocalyptic Scenario


WACO, Texas (04/04/14) – Monday, Apr 7, marks a day to not only commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), but to raise awareness of the ongoing health concerns plaguing humanity today through World Health Day. Each year a new awareness theme is created to focus attention on public health concerns and encourage families to take action to protect themselves. This year, the WHO focused on bringing to light the threats vector-borne illnesses pose to people around the world.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing took courtesy abroad in 2009, working with Haitian communities to teach locals simple water purification approaches, making clean water a possibility for the villages. After seeing the contamination they endured, Mr. Rooter Plumbing hopes to continue that outreach. Clean water and high standards for sanitation are what keep societies from apocalyptic type horrors, like the plague and possible zombie uprisings. Join Mr. Rooter Plumbing in celebrating World Health Day, and keeping zombies at bay, by following these steps to better protect against water-borne illnesses:

Pick up a water filter for home faucets to guarantee contamination-free water.
Don't let loved ones swallow water in swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, fountains, or oceans.

Avoid flushing non-degradable products; this damages sewage treatment processes and causes water pollution.

When traveling, bring bottled waters along. But, don’t forget to recycle them!
Turn off running tap water to prevent water shortages and reduce the amount of contaminated water needing treatment.

Keep an eye on what goes down the drain. Don’t let paints or oils run down them; they’ll contribute to contamination!

Try to use environmentally friendly household cleaning products and toiletries.
Allow a plumbing professional to clean up any waste or sewage leaks in or around the home. Vector-borne illnesses often camp out in these messy conditions.

Clean up litter in your community, and throw it away. If left alone, it’ll contribute to water contamination.

Learn common symptoms for water-borne illnesses; education is the best form of protection. Share the wealth of knowledge with family and friends to help them protect themselves as well.

Following these 10 steps will help fight off apocalyptic horror, pushing water-borne illnesses further into the past.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Death Of Fidel Castro

New Zealand likes to think we played our part – via the 1981 Springbok tour – in bringing the apartheid regime in South Africa to an end… Jacob Zuma treated the death of Fidel Castro at the weekend as an occasion to pay a heartfelt tribute to the thousands of Cuban soldiers who travelled across the world to inflict the first significant military defeat on the forces of white supremacy. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Election Home Stretch

Once again at the business end of a US election, the result will hinge on the same old bits of geography as always: the Five Crucial Counties in Ohio, the Two Crucial Counties in Pennsylvania and the I-4 Interstate Corridor in Florida that runs from Tampa Bay through Orlando to Daytona Beach. More>>

ALSO:

Meanwhile:

Haiti: $5 Million To Kick-Start Aid In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

UN emergency fund allocates $5 million to kick-start assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew More>>

ALSO:

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

Not Helen Clark: António Guterres Favourite For Next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held today by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision tomorrow and forward Mr. Guterres’ name to the 193-Member General Assembly for final confirmation. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news