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UNESCO, WaterAid Release Reports Warning Water Supplies Running Low In Some Cities, Poor People Worldwide Feel Greatest Impacts

Bloomberg: Africa’s Booming Cities Are Running Out of Water “…Cities and towns in several … African nations including [Ghana,] Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Ivory Coast have been plagued by … water shortages in recent months, manifestations of a global supply squeeze brought on by drought, population growth, urbanization, and insufficient investment…

Clearly Founder Discusses Private Sector’s Role In Ensuring Eye Health For Employees

World Economic Forum: This cheap, 700-year old solution could change billions of lives James Chen, founder of Clearly, discusses the importance of eye health and the private sector’s role in providing eye health care to employees, noting, “The implications of primary eye health care and glasses in helping older workers…

U.K. DFID To Announce New Initiative Focused On Broadening Partnerships

Devex: DFID chief seeks U.S. partnership on women’s rights “The U.K. Department for International Development will announce a new initiative in the coming weeks focused on partnerships and broadening who the agency works with, U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt said Friday [in a speech Friday at…

U.N. Agencies Recognize International Women’s Day

UNAIDS: On International Women’s Day, UNAIDS calls for greater action to protect young women and adolescent girls “On International Women’s Day, UNAIDS is urging countries to step up and protect young women and adolescent girls from HIV. … Much more needs to be done to reach young people with HIV…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Life-Saving Drones Fly Medicine to Tanzania’s Remotest Spots (Karuri, 3/7). The BMJ: Health organizations are slow to tackle gender inequality in workforce, report finds (O’Dowd, 3/7). CIDRAP News: Neighborhood antibiotic use tied to risk of resistant bacteria (Dall, 3/7). CNBC Africa: Assessing Nigeria’s moves to contain disease outbreaks (3/7).…

Data, New Technology, Strategic Decision-Making Key To Achieving UHC In Africa

AllAfrica: Africa: Three Promising Pathways to Universal Health Coverage in Africa Jean Kagubare, deputy director of Global Primary Health Care at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[T]here is no better return on investment than strengthening primary health care, the backbone of all great health systems. But how do we…