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India’s Air Pollution Causing Lung Damage Among Millions Of Children

New York Times: Holding Your Breath in India Gardiner Harris, Washington correspondent for the New York Times “…When I became a South Asia correspondent for the New York Times three years ago, my wife and I were both excited and prepared for difficulties — insistent beggars, endemic dengue, and summertime…

Improving WASH Especially Important For Women, Children

ONE Blog: Matt Damon — husband, father, actor, activist, and co-founder of Water.org As the blog’s Women and Girls guest curator this month, Matt Damon writes, “…Today, nearly 750 million people live without access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion people lack improved sanitation. This must change. As a…

New Issue Of USAID’s ‘FrontLines’ Available Online

USAID’s “Impact”: FrontLines: Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships FrontLines Production Editor Angela Rucker previews the latest edition of the USAID publication, including articles on mobile banking in sub-Saharan Africa, drought resiliency in Jamaica, and maternal health in Timor-Leste (6/1).

Gates Foundation Pledges $776M Over 6 Years To Improve Global Nutrition, Halve Child Deaths

Devex: Gates pledges $776M for malnutrition, unlocks U.K. commitments “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will spend $776 million over the next six years to fight malnutrition, a strong signal of support for a historically underfunded sector, according to the foundation’s leaders…” (Igoe,…

Dengue Fever Deaths Among Cambodian Children Down 64% In 2014

Xinhua: Dengue fever kills 21 Cambodian kids last year, down 64 pct “At least 21 Cambodian children had been killed by dengue fever last year, a decrease of 64 percent from 59 deaths in 2013, [a] local newspaper reported Wednesday…” (1/15).

Schools Reopen In Ebola-Hit Guinea, Showing Cautious Signs Of Recovery

Devex: Why reopening schools today in Ebola-hit Guinea isn’t just about education “…The Guinean minister of health announced Friday that schools will reopen [Monday], only days after a World Health Organization report stated that new Ebola cases were at their lowest in the country since August. … According to experts,…

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