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Congress Should Increase FY17 U.S. Funding For Global WASH, Education Programs

The Hill: Obama’s budget addresses extreme poverty, but Congress must do more Judith Rowland, U.S. policy & advocacy manager at the Global Poverty Project “…[W]hile [President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request] shows strong support for life-saving vaccines and polio eradication, it misses the mark on funding for clean water, sanitation,…

Brazil’s Military, Cabinet Ministers Educate Public In Zika Prevention Drive

The Guardian: Brazilian soldiers to be deployed in ‘mega’ Zika prevention drive “Hundreds of thousands of Brazilian soldiers are to be deployed in towns and cities in a one-day push to raise awareness of mosquito breeding grounds amid the Zika virus outbreak…” (Gayle, 2/13). New York Times: Brazil Pushes Public…

4B People Worldwide Face Severe Water Scarcity For At Least 1 Month Annually, Study Shows

The Guardian: Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds “At least two-thirds of the global population, over four billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a major new analysis…” (Carrington, 2/12). Huffington Post: Global Water Shortage Risk Is…

CNN Program Examines Prevalence Of, Efforts To Eliminate Schistosomiasis In Africa

CNN: The snails spreading fever across Africa “…The infection at hand is schistosomiasis — also known as bilharzia — a chronic infection caused by parasitic Schistomosa worms that can live inside blood vessels for years on end causing fever, chills, and inflammation in their wake. … The challenge in controlling…

February 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including kangaroo mother care for newborns, the use of mobile phones in polio eradication, and classifying perinatal deaths (February 2016).

Devex Examines Outdoor Equipment Company’s Evolution Into Global Health Innovation

Devex: How a partnership led an outdoor equipment company to start a new division “When Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer, donated gear following the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, the team started to ask whether some of its products might be adapted to meet the needs of remote…

Gates Foundation’s WASH Director Discusses Innovative Toilet Technologies, Climate Change Challenges In SciDev.Net Interview

SciDev.Net: Q&A: Toilets confront climate change “Two-and-a-half billion people worldwide have no access to safe, durable sanitation systems. Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation, and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tells SciDev.Net how innovative toilet technologies and business models could help fix this — and…

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