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Bill, Melinda Gates Meet With Indian Government To Discuss Development Efforts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bill and Melinda Shine a Light on India’s Progress and Offer Hand in Partnership Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses the recent visit of Bill and Melinda Gates — the foundation’s co-chairs — to India and their meetings…

Clean Water, Sanitation Critical In Post-2015 Development Planning

News outlets report on issues surrounding access to clean water and the importance of including the issue in the post-2015 development agenda. The Guardian: Expert calls for moral crusade to bring clean water and sanitation to billions “A moral crusade similar to the campaign to abolish slavery will be needed…

U.S., Netherlands Partner To Address Water, Climate Issues

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog: U.S.-Netherlands Partnership Addresses Water and Climate Issues Timothy Broas, U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, discusses the U.S.-Netherlands partnership to address water and climate issues with clean energy technology (9/23).

Cross-Sector Services, Integrated Policies Needed To Address Global Health Issues

Huffington Post: The “Celebrity Couples” of Global Health and Development Leith Greenslade, co-chair of child health at the MDG Health Alliance “Sanitation and nutrition, contraception and newborn survival, girls’ education and child survival, infrastructure and maternal survival, women’s incomes and violence — these are just some of the most powerful…

Niger Sees Spike In Number Of Cholera Deaths

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger “Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations has said. … The spike in the number of cholera deaths was due in part of…

Brazil Experiencing Severe Drought, Water Shortages

Washington Post: In Brazil, 20 million people may not have enough water “Southeastern Brazil is experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades. The country’s water supply has almost run dry. Satellite images released by NASA’s Earth Observatory show Brazil’s reservoirs reduced to as little as three percent of their…

Water Essential Element To Global Peace, Development Agenda, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Water central to global peace, development, U.N. deputy chief tells London summit “The most basic of all human rights — water — is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the deputy secretary-general [Jan Eliasson]…

Africans Unfairly Stigmatized Over Ebola, Uganda’s Environment Minister Says

Huffington Post U.K.: Stop Stigmatizing Africans Over Ebola, Says Ugandan Minister Ephraim Kamuntu “All Africans are being unfairly stigmatized because of Ebola, with the Western world feeling more entitled to high standards on care than victims on the continent, one of Uganda’s most influential politicians has said. Ephraim Kamuntu, Uganda’s…

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