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U.S. State Department Blog Post Features Interview On Closeout Of MCC Zambia Compact

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: As MCC Compact in Zambia Comes to a Close, a Conversation on its Impact and the Road Ahead In an interview, Leslie O’Shaughnessy, deputy vice president for public affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, speaks with Steve Marma, resident country director for MCC Zambia, and…

More News In Global Health

Devex: At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board? (Ravelo, 8/2). Devex: Q&A: How mobile technology can help achieve the SDGs (Roby, 8/2). Forbes: Icons of Impact: A Global Surgeon Who Invests In Impact (Doherty, 8/1). The Guardian: Professor forced into hiding by death…

Yemen Facing New Cholera Outbreak In Port City Of Hodeida, UNICEF Warns

Associated Press: U.N. agency warns of another cholera outbreak in Yemen “The U.N. children’s agency is warning of another cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen after airstrikes hit water facilities and other civilian infrastructure in the port city of Hodeida…” (8/1). Xinhua News: UNICEF data show over 2,300 cholera-associated deaths across…

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CNN Philippines: In Palawan, reproductive health remains a top concern (Ladrido, 7/27). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: Nearly every third human trafficking victim is a child (7/29). Deutsche Welle: Saudi airstrikes in Yemen hit facilities providing water to hundreds of thousands facing cholera epidemic (7/30). Fast Company: A new plan will bring…

WaterAid Regional Manager Examines Actions Needed To Prevent Water Crisis In South Asia

Oxfam’s “From Poverty To Power”: 5 ways to fix South Asia’s Water Crisis, by Vanita Suneja In this guest post, Vanita Suneja, regional advocacy manager at WaterAid, discusses efforts to address groundwater stress and rapidly falling water tables in South Asia. Suneja outlines “[f]ive key challenges across South Asia [that]…

Governments Must Commit More Funding To Provide Clean Water, Sanitation, WaterAid Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Clean water for all is still centuries away, aid group warns “Supplying clean water and toilets for all could take hundreds of years in countries like Eritrea and Namibia unless governments step up funding to tackle the problem and its harmful effects on health, an international development…

Universal Access To WASH Essential For Ending Malnutrition, Providing Health For All

Inter Press Service: Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children Behailu Shiferaw, communications specialist for WaterAid in the East Africa region “…Across the world 844 million people still do not have access to clean water, and one in three people still live without adequate sanitation facilities. In Rwanda alone…

Authorities In Yemen Must Prioritize Peace, Rebuild Public Services, Health Facilities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: This is what collapsing health, education, water and sanitation systems look like in Yemen Henrietta H. Fore, executive director of UNICEF “…Yemen had some of the worst health indicators globally even before the current escalation of fighting. … Three years into this conflict, more than half of…

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