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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…

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.…

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