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Integrating WASH Into Nutrition Programs Can Help Prevent Undernutrition

USAID’s “Impact”: What does water, sanitation, and hygiene have to do with nutrition? Everything. In recognition of World Toilet Day on November 19, Merri Weinger, environmental health team leader at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses the link between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition, as well as the…

Ongoing Sanitation Efforts Helped Many Liberian Communities Remain Ebola-Free During Epidemic

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior WASH adviser at Global Communities, discusses the organization’s efforts to provide safe sanitation for communities in Liberia, and how those efforts helped many communities remain Ebola-free or significantly lowered their risk…

U.N.’s World Toilet Day Campaign Calls For Safe, Clean Sanitation Facilities

Reuters: On World Toilet Day, one billion people have nowhere to go “Some 2.4 billion people around the world don’t have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations. Launching its World…

Sustainable Models For Improved Sanitation Vital To Achieving SDG To End Open Defecation

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Addressing the sanitation crisis one toilet at a time Nitin Paranjpe, president of home care at Unilever “…Improving sanitation is a vital part of [the Sustainable Development Goals] and will only be achieved with sustained commitment and collaboration. … We know that to really make a difference…

Climate Change, Policies Linked With Poverty Elimination Efforts, World Bank Report Says

News outlets discuss the links between global health, poverty elimination, and climate change, including a new World Bank report on the issue. Associated Press: World Bank: Climate change could result in 100 million poor “Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting…

U.N. Agencies Supporting Iraqi Government Efforts To Stop Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: amid fears cholera outbreak may worsen, U.N. agencies step up support to government-led response “…UNICEF is part of urgent efforts underway to protect communities and families from the effects of a cholera outbreak that has already infected more than 2,200 people — about 20 percent of…