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WASH Critical To Global Health Efforts

IntraHealth International: WASH Works, So What Are We Waiting For? Carol Bales, communications officer at IntraHealth International, discusses the role of WASH interventions in delivering health services and preventing infections, suggesting ways in which WASH efforts can be strengthened in global health (10/13).

In Cape Town Slum, Attempting To Use Toilets Can Be Life Threatening, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dying for a pee: Cape Town’s slum residents battle for sanitation “…Part of Khayelitsha, one of the world’s five biggest slums, Endlovini is home to an estimated 20,000 people who share just 380 or so communal toilets. However, [some families] live in an area where there are…

U.N. Needs Immediate Effective Strategy To Eliminate Cholera In Haiti

American Council on Science and Health: Haiti Needs A Plan To Eradicate Cholera — The U.N. Cannot Wait One. More. Day. Julianna LeMieux, senior fellow in molecular biology at the American Council on Science and Health, discusses the immediate need for the U.N. to financially support and implement a strategy…

U.N. Should Continue To Rectify Haitian Cholera Crisis

New York Times: The U.N.’s Responsibility in Haiti’s Cholera Crisis Renaud Piarroux, epidemiologist, professor at Aix Marseille University and head of the parasitology and mycology laboratory at La Timone Hospital “…[The U.N.] has a second chance to clean up its own mess. To rid Haiti of cholera, the United Nations…

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