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ABC: Predicting — and preventing — future pandemics (Swan/Bullen, 10/7). AFP: Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study (10/4). Al Jazeera: WHO to hold Philippines summit after polio outbreak (Alindoga, 10/7). Bloomberg: Female Leadership in Global Health (10/4). CNN: Half of India couldn’t access a toilet 5 years…

India PM Modi Claims All Villages Open-Defecation Free Under Nationwide Campaign; Some Residents, Experts Dispute Claim

Associated Press: India’s PM says villages are open-defecation free now “India’s prime minister said Wednesday the country’s villages now all have access to toilets as his government announced another ambitious campaign aimed at eliminating single-use plastics within three years…” (Varagur, 10/2). Al Jazeera: Modi declares India open defecation free, claim…

USG Providing Nearly $257M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To Somalia

USAID: USAID Announces Nearly $257 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Somalia “On October 2, 2019, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that the U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in…

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.…

IFRC, IsDB Launch One WASH Fund, New Financing Mechanism To Address Cholera In OIC Countries

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: New “game-changing” financing mechanism to end cholera launched at U.N. General Assembly “The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) [Thursday] unveiled a major new initiative to combat cholera and other diarrheal…

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Associated Press: Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people (Mutsaka, 9/24). BBC: Can baby boxes save lives in Kenya’s slums? (Wafula, 9/25). SciDev.Net: India and China top hot spots of antimicrobial resistance in animals (Devraj, 9/24). The Telegraph: Pakistan becomes latest country to suffer severe dengue…

Group Of Development Academics, Practitioners Express Dismay Over Gates Foundation’s Award To India PM Modi In Guardian Letter

The Guardian: Dismay at Gates Foundation prize for Narendra Modi 37 development academics and practitioners “As international development academics and practitioners we are dismayed that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) intends to give its Goalkeepers Global Goals award to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on 24 September despite…