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Global Water Strategy Offers Opportunity For U.S. To Integrate Water Security Into National Security Strategy

The Hill: Water strategy represents an emerging opportunity for U.S. national security John Oldfield, principal at Global Water 2020 “…[T]he long-anticipated U.S. Global Water Strategy has been released, bringing together the full and coordinated strength of 16 U.S. government agencies and private partners. … [T]he Global Water Strategy provides not…

New Typhoid Vaccine Could Help Reduce Threats Posed By Antimicrobial Resistance

STAT: A new vaccine against typhoid fever will also help fight antimicrobial resistance Seth Berkely, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Until relatively recently, antibiotics were a major part of the solution in the fight against typhoid fever. … But through the widespread overuse and misuse of antibiotics, the typhoid-causing…

More News In Global Health

Deutsche Welle: World Health Organization: Malaria treatment stalls as funding flatlines (11/29). U.N. News Centre: Malaria response at ‘crossroads,’ risks backward slide — U.N. (11/29). The Guardian: Rohingya girls as young as 12 compelled to marry just to get food (MacGregor, 11/30). Los Angeles Times: As parts of Zambia beat…

Kaiser Family Foundation Examines Public Health Impacts Of Hurricane Maria On Puerto Rico

Kaiser Family Foundation: Public Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria The public health impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico “have been compounded by pre-existing fiscal, societal, and health challenges. Drawing on federal and Puerto Rican government statistics and official statements, along with media reports, this issue brief provides…

WASH Progress Being Made But More Education Needed To End Open Defecation

Inter Press Service: “Ambition & Action” Needed to End Open Defecation “What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of? For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Putting people front and center: Participatory health in the 21st century (11/20). Devex: How to improve access to NCD care (11/20). Devex: Volunteers and loudspeakers: How a local response curbed Somaliland’s cholera outbreak (Jerving, 11/20). Global Press Journal: Contraceptives at Age 15? Plan to Aid Economic Growth Draws Ire…

World Toilet Day Highlights Global Lack Of Access To Sanitation, Hygiene Facilities

Deutsche Welle: World Toilet Day: A private matter of public health “…Sunday [was] World Toilet Day. In its 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Organization set a target of providing all people with clean drinking water and functioning sanitary systems by the year 2030. In the paper, the WHO…

Opinion Pieces Discuss World Toilet Day, Importance Of Sanitation As Development Goal

HuffPost: The toilet economy Carl Manlan, economist, chief operating officer at the Ecobank Foundation, and a 2016 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…[W]e need to integrate and find solutions to increasing awareness and toilet usage, decreasing cost through innovative financing and addressing poor levels of service of public…

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