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World Bank Report Examines Children’s Access To Essential Services In Latin America, Says More Progress Needed

Humanosphere: World Bank: Improve water and sanitation access for Latin American kids Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses data from a new World Bank report measuring children’s access to essential services like education, water and sanitation, and electricity. Nikolau writes, “The report had some good news about Latin America’s progress on…

WASH Critical To Global Health Efforts

IntraHealth International: WASH Works, So What Are We Waiting For? Carol Bales, communications officer at IntraHealth International, discusses the role of WASH interventions in delivering health services and preventing infections, suggesting ways in which WASH efforts can be strengthened in global health (10/13).

In Cape Town Slum, Attempting To Use Toilets Can Be Life Threatening, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dying for a pee: Cape Town’s slum residents battle for sanitation “…Part of Khayelitsha, one of the world’s five biggest slums, Endlovini is home to an estimated 20,000 people who share just 380 or so communal toilets. However, [some families] live in an area where there are…

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