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Devex Discusses How Stalled Foreign Aid Bills Might Fare In 114th U.S. Congress

Devex: Can 2014’s aid legislative losers make a comeback in the 114th Congress? “…The new, Republican-dominated Congress could present new challenges — and some unexpected boons — for bills that pertain to foreign aid. … [Devex] compiled a list of aid legislation that stalled in 2014 and considered the bills’…

Indian Government To Use Mobile Technology To Track Rural Toilet Use

Reuters: India to track toilet use with tablets “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online program to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. [Beginning in January], officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets, and iPads to report on whether toilets…

Obama Should Sign Water For The World Act To ‘Improve The Lives Of Millions’

The Hill: Mr. President, sign the Water for the World Act Hugh Evans, chief executive officer of the Global Poverty Project, and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) “…Last week, this bipartisan bill passed unanimously in the House of Representatives. And on Monday, the Senate passed it by unanimous consent. Now, it’s…

Senate Passes Water For The World Act; Obama Expected To Sign

The Hill: Senate OKs ‘nice little water bill’ — hold the ISIS “The Senate on Monday evening passed a bill to provide developing countries access to clean drinking water, which almost became a vehicle for a declaration of war earlier this month. The Paul Simon Water for the World Act…

West Africa Can Create Stronger Health, Sanitation Programs After Ebola, Officials Say

Devex: Health not only priority for E.U.-funded programs after Ebola — Mimica “…During an official visit to Guinea this weekend attended by Devex, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica announced a new 61 million euros ($74.8 million) financial assistance package to link health, sanitation, and environmental development…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Antibiotic Resistance, Sanitation In India

New York Times: India and the Post-Antibiotic Era Editorial Board “…In the developing world, unregulated use of [antibiotic] drugs coupled with poor sanitation and health care are fueling the rise of resistant bacteria. In India, these factors have created the perfect breeding ground for so-called super bugs. … The Indian…

Ebola Epidemic Illustrates Why Water, Sanitation Key To Global Health, Development

The Hill: Ebola’s missing solution James Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City “…Without the resources to maintain basic personal hygiene, the foundational building block to health security is missing. The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages…

U.N.’s Water, Sanitation Report Shows Slow Progress In Addressing Targets

Inter Press Service: Water and Sanitation Report Card: Slow Progress, Inadequate Funding Tim Brewer, policy analyst at WaterAid “…Last week’s World Health Organization report produced by U.N. Water, the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS), has provided a sobering picture of water and sanitation services so…