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Improving Menstrual Hygiene Gets More Traction As Global Health Issue

NPR: People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About “…[A]ddressing [menstrual hygiene] is a challenge, says [Elynn Walter, an activist who works at WASH Advocates], because even otherwise level-headed experts on poverty tend to get squeamish when the talk turns to periods. In fact, Walter thinks…

U.N.’s Ban Supports Proposal Highlighting Water’s Role In Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: U.N. Chief Backs New Int’l Decade for Water for Sustainable Development “As the United Nations continues its negotiations to both define and refine a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before a summit meeting of world leaders in September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed support for…

Global Pollution Adversely Affects Global Public Health, Development

Humanosphere: Fighting pollution critical to fight against diseases of poverty Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), discusses pollution’s adverse effects on global health and development, including a recent seminar on the topic held at IHME (6/5).

WASH Progress Being Made, But 40% Of Global Population Lacks Access, Study Says

Inter Press Service: Despite Setbacks, Global Sanitation Makes Progress, Says Fund “…A new study by the Geneva-based Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), released Tuesday, says 2.5 billion people, or 40 percent of the global population, lack access to decent sanitation, including more than a billion who defecate in the open. Still…