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News Outlets Continue To Report On WHO’s Global Estimates Of Foodborne Illnesses, Deaths

News outlets continue to highlight findings from the WHO’s first-ever global estimates of foodborne illnesses, which found nearly one-third of the 420,000 annual deaths from such infections occur among children. Agence France-Presse: 420,000 die from tainted food annually, a third young children (12/3). CIDRAP News: WHO says kids bear heavy…

COP21 Agenda Must Include Health Considerations

Huffington Post: Health: The Glaring Omission at COP21 Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi “…It should be self-evident that health needs to be a key consideration when developing climate policy … An increase in average global temperatures could mean the expansion of regions conducive to the spread of diseases … Climate…

Environment, Malnutrition, Safe Drinking Water More Important Issues Than Church’s Stance On Condoms For HIV Prevention, Pope Francis Says

Associated Press: Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV “Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation, and the lack of safe drinking water. ……

News Outlets Report On World Toilet Day, Improving Global Sanitation

News outlets continue to report on World Toilet Day, recognized annually on November 19. Christian Science Monitor: It’s World Toilet Day: How can we achieve adequate sanitation for all? (Torphy, 11/19). Deutsche Welle: Strong public health message on U.N. World Toilet Day (Caldwell, 11/19). Devex: How sanitation and hygiene strategies…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Toilet Day, Links With Women’s, Girls’ Rights

NPR: Happy #WorldToiletDay! Here’s What It’s Like To Live Without One Jane Otai, senior program adviser at Jhpiego “…Many of the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the U.N. this year hinge on girls gaining an education. We need to recognize that in many regions of the world, that hinges on…

Blog Posts Recognize World Toilet Day, Discuss Link Between WASH, Nutrition

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Bringing Clean, Safe, and Innovative Sanitation Services to East Africa Eric Mintz, team lead for the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Epidemiology Team at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), writes about the CDC’s collaborative partnership with Sanivation, which “provide[s] toilets in…