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Aid Organizations Discuss Food, Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, Response Efforts

International Rescue Committee: New nutrition analysis confirms children are being starved in Yemen “A new integrated food security and classification (IPC) report shows that 240,000 Yemeni civilians are living in famine condition and 9.8 million are on the brink of famine, a shocking increase of 42 percent … since 2017.…

Johns Hopkins Report Recommends Better Epidemic Preparedness, Response To Cholera In Yemen, Other Humanitarian Emergencies

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Lack of Preparedness and Insecurity Hampered Response to Cholera Epidemic in Yemen “…The new report [from the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health], ‘Cholera in Yemen: a case study of epidemic preparedness and response,’ calls for better anticipation of and preparedness for epidemics…

U.S. Congress Should Take Leadership Role On Global WASH Issues

The Hill: Water wars won’t be won on a battlefield Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate majority leader and founder and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “…On the anniversary of the launch of the first-ever U.S. Global Water Strategy, we must actively engage water security as a strategic path for…

Conditions In Yemen Continue To Deteriorate, U.N. Says; Authorities Sterilizing Water Supplies To Stem Cholera Outbreak

Reuters: Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again “Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks, and houses to help stem the world’s worst outbreak of cholera…” (Khalid et al., 12/2). U.N. News: Conditions deteriorating alarmingly in Yemen, warns…

PATH Program Officer Discusses Importance Of WASH Services In Quality Health Care Delivery

PATH’s “DefeatDD Blog”: Hospitals Without Water, Toilets, or Soap Make the Sick Even More Vulnerable to Infection Adam Drolet, program officer at PATH, discusses the importance of WASH services in health care facilities, writing, “Without clean and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene, patients and providers are at a much higher…

World Toilet Day Spotlights Shortage Of, Lack Of Access To Sanitation Facilities Worldwide

Associated Press: World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis “Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation. The toilet crisis is most…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Moving beyond a ‘flush and forget’ mindset in India (Saldinger, 11/19). Devex: Long Story Short #36: The future of family planning (11/16). Financial Times: Big Tobacco prepares to fight proposed ban on menthol cigarettes (Gray/Edgecliffe-Johnson, 11/17). Reuters: World Bank re-engages Tanzania on scrapped education plan (Dausen/Mohammed, 11/18). U.N. News:…

Environmental Engineering Could Offer Sustainable Approach To Malaria Elimination

Scientific American: Africa Doesn’t Need Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ify Aniebo, molecular geneticist, senior research scientist at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Takemi fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow “Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a…

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