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World Water Week Seminar Examined Integrating Water And Health Initiatives

In this “End The Neglect” blog post, Ann Kelly, representative of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation’s Global Water Initiative and co-founder of Partner at Global Philanthropy Group, provides an overview of a Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases co-hosted seminar at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Kelly writes of “a panel entitled ‘Fighting Poverty in Latin America: Integrating Water and Health Initiatives,’ sponsored by FEMSA Foundation, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB,),” which she says “illustrates three things: (1) it is impossible to work on water without also working on health; (2) it takes creative partnerships to do things that are as transformational and sustainable like eliminating trachoma and other NTDs; (3) all of this is achievable relatively easily and inexpensively” (8/26).

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