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Opinion Pieces Recognize World Toilet Day, Links With Women’s, Girls’ Rights

NPR: Happy #WorldToiletDay! Here’s What It’s Like To Live Without One Jane Otai, senior program adviser at Jhpiego “…Many of the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the U.N. this year hinge on girls gaining an education. We need to recognize that in many regions of the world, that hinges on…

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Global Community Must Prioritize Polio Eradication Efforts In Areas Experiencing Human Migration, Conflict

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication — IMB Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses recommendations from an October 2015 report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, including…

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India Must Spend More To Prevent, Treat TB To Defeat Disease Worldwide, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Global fight against tuberculosis hinges on India stepping up funding: WHO “India is critical to the global fight to end an epidemic of tuberculosis by 2030 and must step up funding to control the disease, the World Health Organization said, citing concerns over broader cutbacks in government health programs…”…

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North Korea Begins First-Ever National TB Survey With U.N. Assistance, UNICEF Spokesperson Says

VOA News: North Korea Launches First National TB Survey “…Andrew Brown, a regional spokesperson for UNICEF, said North Korea’s Ministry of Public Health launched the rare survey last month, expected to be completed by the middle of next year. Multiple international agencies, including the World Health Organization and UNICEF, provided…

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Pakistani Health Officials Use Cellphone Tracking, Other Tactics To Make Progress In Polio Vaccination Campaigns

Washington Post: By tracing cellphones, Pakistan makes inroads in war against polio “In a surprising turnaround, Pakistan appears to be finally getting a handle on its polio epidemic, thanks to unorthodox tactics such as tracking residents’ cellphones. … The controversial strategy was combined with outreach to religious leaders, the creation…

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Blockades At Nepal’s Border With India Harming Children, ‘Threatens’ Country’s Future, UNICEF Director Says

The Guardian: Nepal border blockade ‘threatens the future of the country itself,’ says U.N. “UNICEF has cautioned that the blockade of Nepal’s border posts with India ‘threatens the future of the country itself.’ … ‘First, there was a devastating act of nature — the earthquakes that took and damaged so…

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Humanitarian Aid With Added Agendas Could Fuel Terrorism, Conflict

Daily Beast: You Can’t Kill Terrorism With Kindness or Aid That Comes With An Agenda Alex Perry, author and foreign correspondent “…Today many NGOs have all but totally surrendered their impartiality in favor of working with governments rather than outside them while also expanding their mission from narrowly defined assistance…

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USAID-Funded ‘Every Preemie – SCALE’ Partnership Aims To Prevent Preterm Birth, Low Birthweight In 23 Countries

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Scaling up solutions to save every preemie Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, speaks with Jim Litch, director of the Perinatal Interventions Program at the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirths (GAPPS), about the USAID-funded Every Preemie–SCALE partnership, which aims “to identify lifesaving interventions…

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More Companies, Organizations Should Use Human Excrement As Source Of Biogas, Fertilizer

The Guardian: When will the world wake up to the potential of poo power? John Vidal, Guardian’s environment editor “…In Europe and the U.S. human waste is seen as a major health risk, but to generations of Chinese and Vietnamese farmers accustomed to handling organic manures ‘night soil’ — as…

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Through Disease Surveillance, Data Collection, Bangladeshi Research Center Advances Human Lives

New York Times: In Bangladesh, a Half-Century of Saving Lives With Data Amy Yee, journalist “…Matlab is not just the name of a region. It is synonymous with the rural research site of the [International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b),] whose headquarters is 34 miles away in Dhaka,…

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