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Access To Clean Water Vital To Improving Health, Addressing Drug-Resistant Diseases

The Conversation: To defeat superbugs, everyone will need access to clean water Abhilasha Karkey, research fellow at the University of Oxford “…[Lack of access to clean water] is a major driver of inappropriate antibiotic use and, ultimately, the growth in antibiotic-resistant bugs — so-called ‘superbugs.’ … Around 40 percent of…

Sanitation Facility Construction, Provision Of Menstrual Products Encourage Dialogue About Menstruation Stigma

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Combating Menstrual Stigma Caitlin Gruer, program manager for water, sanitation, and health practice at Plan International USA “[In ‘When Pads Can’t Fix Prejudice,’] Chris Bobel suggests that menstrual activism focuses disproportionately on providing hygiene products, instead of combating menstrual stigma. While I agree…

Working Paper Examines Impact Of Infant Formula Availability On Infant Mortality In LMICs

National Bureau of Economic Research: Mortality from Nestlé’s Marketing of Infant Formula in Low- and Middle-Income Countries In this working paper, Jesse K. Anttila-Hughes, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco, and colleagues examine the impact of infant formula on infant mortality and find that “the availability of formula…

Sewage Treatment, Access To Safe Water, Sanitation Represents ‘Shared Priority’ In Gaza

The Hill: Beating pandemic disease in Gaza Gidon Bromberg, Nada Majdalani, and Munqeth Mehyar, co-directors of EcoPeace Middle East “Addressing the impending humanitarian crises facing Gaza is critical. … Sewage treatment might not sound like a path to peace, but despite on-going border security and Jerusalem status issues, access to…

Global Community Must Challenge Cultural Stigma Associated With Menstruation

New York Times: Menstrual Pads Can’t Fix Prejudice Chris Bobel, associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston “…[T]oo many [menstruation initiatives] have opted to focus on providing women with new products, failing to substantively fight the core problem surrounding menstruation: cultural stigma. ……

Letters To Editor Discuss Ways To Address Global Antimicrobial Resistance

The Guardian: Letters: Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance Margaret Batty, director of global policy and campaigns at WaterAid, and Matt Ball, senior media relations specialist at the Good Food Institute “…World decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation, and hygiene play in preventing…

U.S. FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill Includes $10M To Help Haiti Address Cholera

Miami Herald: Trump didn’t want to give Haiti $11 million for cholera. So Congress found another way “Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package that was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on Friday is $10 million to help Haiti fight cholera. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who unsuccessfully…

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