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Governments Must Invest More In Clean Water, Sanitation, World Water Council Says; 1 In 4 Children To Face Water Shortages By 2040, UNICEF Report Shows

Associated Press: African governments urged to spend more on clean water “Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their budgets toward projects aimed at making safe water widely…

MCC Helps Strengthen Cabo Verde’s Water, Sanitation Sector

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Empowering Cabo Verde to Better Deliver Water and Sanitation to Its People Benjamin Edwards, program officer for the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Cabo Verde, discusses the MCC’s efforts to support the government of Cabo Verde in strengthening its water and sanitation sector through the MCC-Cabo Verde…

USAID Works With Communities In Tajikistan To Increase Capacity To Maintain, Operate Safe Water Systems

Medium: With Water Pours Out Hope Jessica Benton Cooney, communications specialist for USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance “…With USAID support installing inexpensive water systems, rural villages and towns like Khojaabdolon  –  whose residents comprise 73 percent of the Tajikistan’s population  —  are gaining access to…

Investors Announce $25M To Improve Access To Water, Sanitation In Latin America

Humanosphere: Investors pour $25 million into better water and sanitation in Latin America Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the announcement made by the FEMSA Foundation, Coca-Cola Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the One Drop Foundation to invest “$25 million into an initiative to improve access to water…

More Than One Quarter Of Child Deaths Worldwide Attributable To Polluted Environments, WHO Says

CNN: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says “Each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under five, according to World Health Organization reports released Monday…” (Senthilingam, 3/5). Reuters: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year: WHO “A quarter of all global…

Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Jordan’s Water Sector, Can Help Other Governments Achieve Development Goals

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Mobilizing Private-Sector Investment to Transform Jordan’s Water System Alex Russin, MCC resident country director in Jordan, discusses the role of public-private partnerships in improving Jordan’s water sector, writing, “Public-private partnerships play an important role in helping MCC achieve its mission of reducing poverty through economic growth. With limited…

Fecal Sludge Management Critical To Effective Sanitation Solutions In India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health Madhu Krishna, country lead for water, sanitation, and hygiene at BMGF, India, discusses the importance of fecal sludge management in India’s cities. She writes, “As states and cities start work on developing city-wide fecal sludge…

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