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Cholera Outbreaks In Southern Africa Due To Heavy Rains, Poor Sanitation

VOA News: Poor Sanitation Spawns Southern Africa Cholera Outbreak “Cholera has again reared its ugly head in Southern Africa, infecting nearly 6,000 people in Mozambique, Malawi, and now Zimbabwe. Heavy rains have been cited as the main culprit of this outbreak, but poor sanitation continues to plague this region, and…

Damage Assessments, Humanitarian Aid Begin After Cyclone Pam Hits Vanuatu

The Atlantic: A Cyclone Destroys a Nation “Torrential rains and winds up to 185 miles per hour lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Saturday, downing power lines and flattening buildings throughout the country. The official death toll of the storm, called Tropical Cyclone Pam, is eight, but the…

Lesotho Experiencing Water, Food Shortages Amid Drought, U.N. Says

The Guardian: Lesotho’s ‘green drought’ pushes thousands deeper into hunger “…A second year of inadequate rains has dried up water sources across the small mountain kingdom, killed livestock, and may leave as many as one in three Basotho requiring food aid until next year, according to local U.N. officials. Lesotho…

Global Citizen, Innovative Technology Can Advance Sanitation Efforts Worldwide

The Guardian: Tweets for toilets: how A-listers saved sanitation Rose George, author and writer “…When I started working in sanitation only a couple of NGOs would publicly talk about toilets, despite the death toll that open defecation causes … But now, everyone’s at it. … [WASH] has become talkable, and…

Integrating WASH Into Nutrition Programs Can Help Prevent Undernutrition

USAID’s “Impact”: What does water, sanitation, and hygiene have to do with nutrition? Everything. In recognition of World Toilet Day on November 19, Merri Weinger, environmental health team leader at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses the link between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition, as well as the…

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