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Addressing Menstruation Critical To Women’s Social Progress, Health

Devex: #MenstruationMatters to all, not just girls Brian Arbogast, director of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Lack of water and sanitation and access to menstrual hygiene products … impacts women’s and girls’ health, dignity, comfort, and ability to fully participate in their…

Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

Zika Response Could Have Wider Public Health, Development Benefits

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Free Lunch: The Development Argument for Taking Zika More Seriously Alaka M. Basu, a senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation and a professor of development sociology at Cornell University, discusses multiple potential public health and development benefits that…

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Universal Access To Clean Water

Huffington Post: Investing in Water, Investing in Earth, Investing in Ourselves Hari Sastry, director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources “…To achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) six, which is ensuring universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030,]…

‘All Players’ Must Work To Mitigate Bangladesh’s Arsenic Water Crisis

The Lancet: Bangladesh’s rural water scandal Editorial Board “Arsenic occurs naturally underground in parts of Bangladesh, and its contamination of rural water supplies first came to public attention more than two decades ago. Since then, the Bangladesh government supported by donor agencies (including UNICEF and the World Bank) have collaborated…

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