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Haiti Water, Sanitation Challenges To Be Discussed At Donor Meeting In Washington

Miami Herald: Haiti’s sanitation needs to be focus of meeting in capitol “Four years after cholera arrived in Haiti, the country still is trying to curb the epidemic, even as it sees significant drops in the numbers of people succumbing to the deadly waterborne disease. Still, more than 30 people…

Waste Dumps Pose Health, Environmental Threats, Report Says

The Guardian examines a new report showing that waste dumps are health and environmental threats, particularly when located near urban areas. The Guardian: Smelly, contaminated, full of disease: the world’s open dumps are growing “…According to the [new Waste Atlas], compiled by teams of academics and waste professionals on four…

Indian PM Modi Launches ‘Clean India Mission’ To Improve Sanitation

Reuters: Modi aims to shake up sanitation with Clean India drive “…On Thursday, a holiday for Gandhi’s birthday, [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, to modernize sanitation within five years…” (Nair, 10/2).

U.S.-India Partnership Must Include Engagement In Public Health

Huffington Post: Fulfilling the U.S. and India’s Extraordinary Promise Through Public Health Akash Goel, resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the United States has ushered in a wave of newly found interest and enthusiasm in U.S.-India engagement. There…

Cross-Sector Services, Integrated Policies Needed To Address Global Health Issues

Huffington Post: The “Celebrity Couples” of Global Health and Development Leith Greenslade, co-chair of child health at the MDG Health Alliance “Sanitation and nutrition, contraception and newborn survival, girls’ education and child survival, infrastructure and maternal survival, women’s incomes and violence — these are just some of the most powerful…

Clean Water, Sanitation Critical In Post-2015 Development Planning

News outlets report on issues surrounding access to clean water and the importance of including the issue in the post-2015 development agenda. The Guardian: Expert calls for moral crusade to bring clean water and sanitation to billions “A moral crusade similar to the campaign to abolish slavery will be needed…

U.S., Netherlands Partner To Address Water, Climate Issues

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog: U.S.-Netherlands Partnership Addresses Water and Climate Issues Timothy Broas, U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, discusses the U.S.-Netherlands partnership to address water and climate issues with clean energy technology (9/23).

Bill Gates Pledges To Match $100K For Water In Ethiopia

TIME: John Green and Bill Gates Are Teaming Up to Bring Clean Water to Ethiopia “…[Author John] Green’s biggest fans call themselves ‘Nerdfighters,’ those whose goal in life is to, in Green’s words, ‘decrease world suck,’ and [Bill] Gates seems to have joined the bandwagon, pledging to match the $100,000…

Bill, Melinda Gates Meet With Indian Government To Discuss Development Efforts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bill and Melinda Shine a Light on India’s Progress and Offer Hand in Partnership Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses the recent visit of Bill and Melinda Gates — the foundation’s co-chairs — to India and their meetings…