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U.S. State Department Outlines 4 Ways USAID Helping Save Lives In Venezuela

ShareAmerica.gov: 4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela “…Here are four ways aid from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is saving lives inside Venezuela: 1. Providing critical health assistance. … 2. Supporting water and sanitation programs. … 3. Providing emergency food assistance. … 4. Supporting…

Sahel Nations, Global Community Must Address Development Issues, Including Family Planning Access, Nutrition, To Prevent Crisis, Experts Write In Opinion Piece

Nature: Avert catastrophe now in Africa’s Sahel Alisha Graves, academic coordinator and co-founder of the OASIS Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues “…Our analyses of population projections and the probable impacts of climate change on food security in this ecologically vulnerable zone indicate that four steps are…

Sanitation Workers’ Jobs Endanger Their Health, Rights, WHO Report Says

The Telegraph: ‘People are dying every day’: the perilous job of sanitation workers “Sanitation workers — people whose job brings them into direct contact with human waste — are risking their lives through accident and disease because of poor workplace protection, a report has warned…” (Gulland, 11/14). U.N. News: Revealed:…

World Bank Blog Post Discusses Global Reductions In Open Defecation, Notes 670M Continue Practice

World Bank’s “Data Blog”: Open defecation nearly halved since 2000 but is still practiced by 670 million Haruna Kashiwase, consultant at the Development Data Group’s Socio-Demographic Data team, discusses global progress toward eliminating open defecation since 2000 and presents an interactive graph detailing the reductions by region. Kashiwase notes, “Between…

More News In Global Health

AP: Group: 5 more years of Yemen war to cost $29 billion in aid (Magdy, 12/2). Borgen Magazine: An Examination of Elizabeth Warren’s Foreign Policy Platform (Ross, 11/30). Devex: Full sanitation in rural areas is a century away, warn expert groups (Root, 11/29). Devex: The role of data in innovative…

Opinion Piece Argues Political Leadership, Flexibility Of Implementation Behind Success Of India’s Sanitation Mission

Quartz India: Clean India Mission shows that flexibility is key to even poo healthy Cristina Bicchieri, SJP Harvie professor and director of Master of Behavioral & Decision Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania “…Complementing infrastructure-led investments with sustained behavioral change interventions, India has had unprecedented progress towards eliminating open defecation.…

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