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Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak ‘Worst Ever’; 600K Cases Expected By Year’s End, Oxfam Projects

Al Jazeera: Yemen crisis ‘an absolute shame on humanity’ “International human rights organization CARE has denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as ‘an absolute shame on humanity’…” (7/23). CIDRAP News: Yemen’s cholera epidemic called ‘worst ever’ by Oxfam “In just over…

Improving WASH Conditions Necessary For Provision Of Quality Medical Care

PLOS Blogs: When water doesn’t flow… Marisa Gallegos, senior public health program manager at Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW), discusses CGSW’s investigations of water conditions in health care facilities in resource-limited settings and uses her own experience in a Ghanaian hospital to illustrate the…

AfDB Committed To Improving Water, Sanitation In Africa

Project Syndicate: Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank “…Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas now need the global community’s support. We need to…

At Least 750K Children In Eastern Ukraine At Risk Of Losing Access To Safe Drinking Water After Hostilities Damage Infrastructure, UNICEF Warns

U.N. News Centre: Ukraine: 750,000 children at risk of losing access to safe drinking water, warns U.N. “With the recent escalation of hostilities damaging vital water infrastructure in eastern Ukraine, at least 750,000 children are at imminent risk of being cut off from safe drinking water, the United Nations Children’s…

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