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Increasing Access To Sanitation, Clean Water Essential To Improving Child Nutrition In Indonesia

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Achieving Total Sanitation in Indonesia Amit Chandra, emergency physician and health systems strengthening adviser for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses efforts by the U.S. and Indonesian governments to increase access to safe drinking water, reduce stunting, and improve the health and nutrition of children in…

Clean Water, Sanitation, Disease Surveillance Would Help Reduce Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Project Syndicate: Back to Disease-Fighting Basics Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor of Economics at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…To tackle the problem [of antimicrobial resistance] permanently, the only option is to prevent infections from…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding World Water Day

The Hill: We can do better on water Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) “…The national and global need for increased investment in water infrastructure is desperate and urgent. We have the resources to take action — what’s been lacking is the urgency to pull the pieces together. This World Water Day,…

U.S., International Community Should Invest In Global Water Access

Los Angeles Times: Will the world’s next wars be fought over water? Peter Engelke, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative “…[W]ater can either contribute to peace and stability or, conversely, help destabilize vulnerable countries and regions around the world. … [W]hen water is not present in sufficient…

International Community Should Cooperatively Manage Water Sources

Project Syndicate: Managing the Politics of Water Prince El Hassan bin Talal, founder and chair of the Arab Thought Forum and the West Asia-North Africa Forum and distinguished member of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, and Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group “…The international community…

Reuters Examines Relationship Between Brazil’s Infrastructure Inequality, Zika

Reuters: Infrastructure inequality is catalyst for Brazil’s Zika epidemic “…Brazil made significant gains against inequality over the past decade, hauling some 40 million people out of poverty. But the Zika outbreak, detected for the first time in the Americas last year, and the worst recession in decades have exposed the…

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