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Donors Should Step Up Funding To Haiti To Address Cholera, WASH Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: What helping Haiti teaches us about global public health David Nabarro, U.K.’s candidate for director general of the WHO “…The scale of [effort to respond to the cholera epidemic in Haiti] really does depend on funding, and there remains a serious shortfall in both the response to…

MCC Investments Aim To Reduce Stunting, Promote Child Health In Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and a 2015-2017 AAAS Science and Technology policy fellow serving as a health systems strengthening adviser for the MCC, discusses the importance of MCC’s investment of $134.2 million to reduce stunting in Indonesia…

Water 2017 Offers 4 Recommendations For U.S. Global Water Strategy

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: 2017 Is Pivotal for U.S. Leadership on Global Water Security John Oldfield, CEO of Water 2017, a one-year initiative to encourage the U.S. president and Congress to prioritize water security issues in foreign policies, discusses recommendations for the Global…

U.N. Inaugurates Water Capture, Distribution System In Haiti As Part Of Cholera Efforts

U.N. News Centre: U.N. inaugurates water project in Haiti benefiting 60,000 people as part of fight against cholera “Sandra Honoré, the special representative of the secretary general (SRSG) for Haiti and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), inaugurated on 8 December a water capture and distribution…

U.S. Should Recognize Human Right To Safe, Clean Water Supplies

The Lancet: Dangerous disregard for the right to water Editorial Board “On this year’s Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, current events in the USA suggest that a key human right is being dangerously disregarded. Access to water is an indispensable part of life, health, and dignity. In 2010, the U.N.…

3 Key Interventions Can Improve Health Of Children Globally

Project Syndicate: Three Ways to Improve Child Health Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Tackling [pneumonia and diarrhea,] the two biggest killers of children worldwide, may seem daunting, but we have all the knowledge we need to mount an…

PLOS Recognizes World Toilet Day, Announces New Collection Focused On WASH

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: U.N. World Toilet Day 2016 Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, co-editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Thomas McBride, associate editor for PLOS Medicine; and Larry Peiperl, chief editor of PLOS Medicine, reflect on 15 years of recognizing U.N. World Toilet Day and announce…

CDC Working With Partners To Evaluate, Improve Sanitation Access Worldwide

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Everyone Needs Somewhere to Go: World Toilet Day 2016 Recognizing World Toilet Day on November 19, Madison Walter, global health communications intern at CDC, discusses the CDC Emergency Response and Recovery Branch’s efforts to evaluate “the safety and acceptability of urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs)” and the…

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