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Lack Of Sanitation Access In Nigeria Contributes To Poor Health, Impacts Economy

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa In Transition”: The Consequences of Deteriorating Sanitation in Nigeria In a guest post, Anna Bezruki, an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Global Health Program, discusses the impacts of poor sanitation on Nigerians’ health and the nation’s economy (Campbell, 7/23).

SDGs Must Have Explicit Indicator To Track, Achieve Global Hygiene Target

Huffington Post: Hygiene: The Cinderella of the SDG ball Layla McCay, secretariat director at the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing “…Statisticians at the U.N. have recently proposed dropping hygiene from the list of [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] indicators that will be tracked globally, in a bid to reduce the…

Drought In North Korea Threatens WASH Access, Children’s Health, UNICEF Says

Reuters: Drought puts N.Korean children’s lives at risk — UNICEF “A severe drought in North Korea is putting the lives of children at risk and many are in serious danger of disease and malnutrition, the U.N. children’s agency said on Wednesday. UNICEF said in a statement that there had been…

Eliminating Cholera In Haiti Continues To Prove Challenging

Mosaic Science: Why can’t we stop cholera in Haiti? “…Cholera, it is often said, is a symptom of poverty. Cholera loves chaos. Haiti, home to both chaos and poverty, is a place where cholera thrives. … In the National Plan to Eliminate Cholera, the country’s sanitation is described as ‘practically…

Oral Vaccine, WASH Efforts Effective Tools To Control Cholera Outbreaks

Healthline News: Cholera Risk Remains High Today, but Vaccine Can Control Epidemic “In spite of an estimated three million to five million cases of cholera each year in the world, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are confident this potentially deadly disease can be controlled. The fight against cholera…

International Community Must Support WASH Efforts To Improve Global Health

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Avoidable disease: For too many, all it takes is modern sanitation Editorial Board “A disturbing report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF shows how something so simple and common as toilets and sanitation can affect the health and welfare of millions. According to the document released last…