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Indian Officials Launch Effort To Track Toilet Locations, Use

GlobalPost: Indian authorities are out in force to enforce the use of toilets “You could call it India’s Toilet Revolution. These days, government inspectors on the subcontinent … have been out in force, combing the countryside — on the hunt for toilets, or rather the lack of them. The effort is…

Access To Sanitary Pads Allows Girls In Africa To Attend School

Agence France-Presse: Sanitary freedom keeps African schoolgirls in class “…[Sue] Barnes works through her non-profit organization, Project Dignity … to help girls stay in school by providing economical sanitary pads. … [In Uganda,] girls missing school during menstruation was a ‘big problem’ that led some to fall behind or even…

Water Prices, Sustainable Solutions, Political Leadership Needed To Address World Water Shortage

New York Times: Water Pricing, Not Engineering, Will Ease Looming Water Shortages Scott Moore, international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations “…Poor planning, climate change, and an over-reliance on engineering solutions to water scarcity problems threaten cities across the globe. Unless policy makers in Washington and state capitals…

Blogs Discuss WASH In Recognition Of World Water Day

Courtney McGuire with the Children Without Worms and the International Trachoma Initiative writes in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog, “Saturday, March 22 is World Water Day—an important occasion not just for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, but for the neglected tropical disease (NTD)…

UNICEF Focuses On Children’s Need For Safe Water

In anticipation of World Water Day on March 22, a UNICEF blog underlines the need to continue focusing on water and sanitation needs of children, and describes some of the programs taking place in the world’s poorest areas (Walker, 3/19).

Improving WASH For Better Health

In advance of World Water Day on Saturday, March 22, news outlets discuss WASH. The Guardian: The water-energy-food nexus: experts tackle the complexities “The triple challenge of energy supplies, water stress, and food security is becoming increasingly important at a global level. In a recent live chat on the water-energy-food…

Campaign Promotes WASH During Cricket Tournament

Founder and Executive Director of WASH United, Thorsten Kiefer, describes the popularity of cricket in South Asia, and the opportunity it creates for a WASH media campaign. “As part of our partnership with ICC (the International Cricket Council), key matches of the tournament will be dedicated to promoting sanitation and…

UNICEF Marks World Water Day

In a press release observing World Water Day, which takes place every year on March 22, UNICEF notes, “The MDG target for drinking water was met and passed in 2010, when 89 per cent of the global population had access to improved sources of drinking water — such as piped…

Cholera In Haiti Continues To Persist Despite Abundance Of Foreign Aid

NPR: Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid “It’s been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today. The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people and infected hundreds of thousands. Why has the outbreak been so hard to stop, even…

Water, Energy Play Key Development Roles, U.N. Says On World Water Day

U.N. News Centre: World Water Day: U.N. highlights water, energy links for sustainable development “To mark World Water Day, the United Nations is highlighting the key role that water and energy play in economic development and the eradication of poverty worldwide, and calling for strong measures to ensure their efficient…