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U.S. Congress, Global Community Must Work To Improve WASH Programming In Health Care Facilities

The Hill: Health is in our hands Carolyn Moore, secretariat director of the Global Handwashing Partnership “…Preventing infections requires the availability of soap, water, and sanitation, and consistent and correct hand hygiene. … Prevention is cost-effective and Congress agrees on many issues of water and global health. The U.S. government…

Collaboration Key To Addressing Global Water Crisis

Inter Press Service: The Earthquake in Indonesia: How Collaboration Impacts the Global Water Crisis George C. Greene IV, president and chief operating officer of Water Mission “…[T]hrough continued collaboration, we believe humanitarians, nonprofits, governments, and communities can come together and forge an alliance to address one of the world’s most…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Child hunger ‘serious’ in India while its economy grows fast (10/12). BuzzFeed News: The U.S. Is Sending Its Addiction Problem Over The Border (Stanton, 10/11). CNN: India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases (Suri, 10/12). Devex: Indonesia disaster reveals community preparedness…

USAID Expert Discusses Lessons From Securing Water For Food Grand Challenge

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: It’s All In the Evidence: Water Challenge Demonstrates the Power of Doing Development Differently Ku McMahan, team lead for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development, discusses a USAID-hosted session at World Water Week, during which experts and innovators working to improve water use in farming…

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Devex: Syria’s humanitarian crisis not likely to end in 2019, U.N. expert says (Lieberman, 10/5). Inter Press Service: Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin (Yakupitiyage, 10/4). IRIN: “If the water finishes, we will leave”: Drought is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes (Glinski,…

Stigma, Discrimination, Misunderstanding Surrounding Menstruation Must End

CNN: It’s time for women and girls to speak about their periods Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary general of the U.N. “If we are to achieve true gender equality, we need to tackle everything that contributes to the discrimination and marginalization of women — including menstruation. … When menstrual hygiene…

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Christian Science Monitor: Culture shift: What’s behind a decline in drinking worldwide (Llana/Traub, 10/3). Devex: India counts down to its open defecation elimination goal (Rogers, 10/4). The Guardian: ‘I will not give them the baby’: the plight of Cambodia’s detained surrogates (Handley/Meta, 10/2). NPR: Why Infanticide Is A Problem In…

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aidsmap: One in five exposed to TB during HIV clinic visits, Malawi study finds (Alcorn, 10/1). Associated Press: Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths (10/3). BBC News: The battle for better disability rehab in North Africa (Daniels, 10/1). BBC News: Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to…

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