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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…

Iraq’s Health, Sanitation Systems Struggling Under War, Sanctions, Cholera Outbreak

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Iraq strains the fragile state “The current cholera outbreak in Iraq has exposed fault lines in the region’s public health infrastructure…” (Bagcchi, January 2016). Reuters: Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles “…With Iraqis fleeing Islamic State in ever greater numbers,…

News Outlets Continue To Report On WHO’s Global Estimates Of Foodborne Illnesses, Deaths

News outlets continue to highlight findings from the WHO’s first-ever global estimates of foodborne illnesses, which found nearly one-third of the 420,000 annual deaths from such infections occur among children. Agence France-Presse: 420,000 die from tainted food annually, a third young children (12/3). CIDRAP News: WHO says kids bear heavy…

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