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USAID Supports Expansion Of Burma’s TB Detection Capabilities

Medium: How Heroes are Fighting Tuberculosis in Burma  –  and Winning Matt Grieger, deputy team leader for outreach and communications in USAID’s Asia Bureau, discusses USAID’s efforts to address TB in Burma, including how the agency is helping the country’s government expand its TB detection capabilities (3/21).

News Outlets Examine Efforts To Prevent, Treat TB In Southeast Asian Nations

CNN: What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high “…TB is now the leading cause of death by an infectious disease, globally, and Cambodia has among the highest rates in the world, with 380 people estimated to be infected per 100,000 in the population in 2015.…

Governments Must Invest More In Clean Water, Sanitation, World Water Council Says; 1 In 4 Children To Face Water Shortages By 2040, UNICEF Report Shows

Associated Press: African governments urged to spend more on clean water “Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their budgets toward projects aimed at making safe water widely…

USAID Works With Communities In Tajikistan To Increase Capacity To Maintain, Operate Safe Water Systems

Medium: With Water Pours Out Hope Jessica Benton Cooney, communications specialist for USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance “…With USAID support installing inexpensive water systems, rural villages and towns like Khojaabdolon  –  whose residents comprise 73 percent of the Tajikistan’s population  —  are gaining access to…

Wilson Center Workshop Examines Ways To Close Maternal Health Gaps In India

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: For India, Achieving the Next Generation of Maternal Health Goals Requires New Approaches Francesca Cameron, program assistant with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a two-day workshop organized by the Wilson Center and the Maternal Health Task Force…

Polio Eradication Efforts Hampered By Conspiracy Theories, Terrorism

Motherboard: Conspiracy Theories Are the Reason We Still Have Polio “…The last countries with polio have some important commonalities: They are rankled by terrorism that threatens health workers and makes it difficult to disseminate vaccines. But the root of this is often based in something else entirely: conspiracy theories that…

‘Entertainment-Education’ Can Play Role In Ending Child Marriage

Devex: Opinion: Could the entertainment industry help end child marriage? Maryam Mohsin, communications officer, and Kate Whittington, program officer, both at Girls Not Brides “…[H]ow would ‘entertainment-education’ work in practice if it were to be used as a tool to end child marriage? … This approach has all of the…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Challenges Of Ending Child Marriage In Bangladesh

Project Syndicate: A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage Sajeda Amin, senior associate at the Population Council; M. Niaz Asadullah, professor at the University of Malaya; Sara Hossain, lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and honorary executive director of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust; and Zaki Wahhaj, senior…

Clean Air Regulations Critical To Responding To Global Air Pollution

Washington Post: Air pollution around the world takes a staggering toll Editorial Board “…[F]ocusing only on the pollution challenges of the past, not those of the present or the future, ignores vast volumes of evidence on the ecological and human damage various types of pollution still cause. … Fine particulates…

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