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Zika Response Could Have Wider Public Health, Development Benefits

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Free Lunch: The Development Argument for Taking Zika More Seriously Alaka M. Basu, a senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation and a professor of development sociology at Cornell University, discusses multiple potential public health and development benefits that…

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Universal Access To Clean Water

Huffington Post: Investing in Water, Investing in Earth, Investing in Ourselves Hari Sastry, director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources “…To achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) six, which is ensuring universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030,]…

‘All Players’ Must Work To Mitigate Bangladesh’s Arsenic Water Crisis

The Lancet: Bangladesh’s rural water scandal Editorial Board “Arsenic occurs naturally underground in parts of Bangladesh, and its contamination of rural water supplies first came to public attention more than two decades ago. Since then, the Bangladesh government supported by donor agencies (including UNICEF and the World Bank) have collaborated…

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…

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