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June 2018 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The June 2018 WHO Bulletin includes articles on various issues, including an editorial on the role of WASH in ending cholera; a news article on using local efforts to prevent yellow fever outbreaks in Nigeria, Brazil, and globally; and a research article on…

Global Community Should ‘Embrace Unconventional Water Resources’ To Achieve SDG 6

Project Syndicate: Where the Water Is Manzoor Qadir, assistant director, and Vladimir Smakhtin, director, both at the U.N. University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH) “…[G]overnments must abandon their outdated assumption that tapping unconventional water sources would be technically impractical or excessively costly. Efforts should be made to analyze…

U.S. Should Take Leadership Role In Prioritizing Global WASH Access

The Hill: Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting Ted Poe (R-Texas), chair of the Foreign Affairs Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee “…Water scarcity not only affects individuals and communities — it is directly tied to global stability and even U.S. national security. … By addressing this one fundamental…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Bootleg liquor, not water, killed Cambodian villagers (5/7). Devex: Q&A: CARE Bangladesh country director on Rohingya crisis (Welsh, 5/8). Financial Times: India’s health care: does Modi have the right cure? (Kazmin, 5/7). The Guardian: U.N. sexual misconduct chief was promoted while facing harassment claims (Ratcliffe, 5/8). The Hill:…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Essential Role Of WASH In Health Care Settings

Devex: Opinion: Clean water is health Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Every person and organization dedicated to better, safer, and more humanitarian health care needs to consider the health workers and their patients whose access to safe health care is deeply diminished by inadequate WASH services. ……

Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Continue To Support Global Health Progress In India

Nature India: A strong foundation for progress — Supporting and enabling groundbreaking projects from inception to results on the ground. Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses India’s commitment to innovation in global health and highlights the work of Grand Challenges India, including…

More News In Global Health

Global Health NOW: Peril and Promise: Fighting Malaria and Drug Resistance (Simpson, 4/24). The Guardian: Brazilian women braced for battle amid simmering fears over abortion (Griffin, 4/26). The Guardian: ‘Designed for death’: the Mumbai housing blocks breeding TB (Chandrashekhar, 4/26). Los Angeles Times: Scientists have a promising new approach for…

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…

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