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Blog Posts, Releases, Other Resources Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccine Distribution; Rapid Test Provision In LMICs; Implications For WASH, Child Labor, Cardiovascular Disease

American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene: What COVID-19 Reveals about the Neglect of WASH within Infection Prevention in Low-Resource Healthcare Facilities (McGriff/Denny, 9/28). Global Citizen: COVID-19 Has Led to a Dramatic Rise in Child Labor Worldwide Joe McCarthy, staff writer at Global Citizen (9/28). WHO: Global partnership to make…

Bipartisan Group Of 12 U.S. Lawmakers Launches International Water And Sanitation Caucus

Devex: Bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. unite to advocate for WASH “Politicians from both sides of the U.S. political spectrum have come together to advocate for global access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. The International Water and Sanitation Caucus, which launched this week, was founded by a bipartisan group of…

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Devex: Audit finds E.U. aid to Kenya lacked impact (Chadwick, 9/16). Devex: A humanitarian emergency is bound to occur. What could a pandemic-era response look like? (Lieberman, 9/16). Devex: Shinzo Abe’s development legacy for Japan is here to stay (Ravelo/Cornish, 9/16). Devex: When are sewers the best option for improved…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Need To Protect Gains, Sustain Momentum On Other Diseases; Potential Benefits Of Joining COVAX; Importance Of International Research Collaboration

Devex: Opinion: COVID-19 is a turning point for infectious diseases Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (9/16). Foreign Affairs: America Needs to Lock Down Again Michael T. Osterholm, Regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at…

FAO DG Discusses Priority Areas For Strengthening Agrifood Systems Amid COVID-19 During G20 Agriculture, Water Ministers Meeting

FAO: FAO to continue to support G20 to address the pandemic and strengthen agri-food systems “The FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu [Saturday] participated in the G20’s Agriculture and Water Ministers meeting, hosted virtually by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and presented several priority areas in which FAO can support G20 countries…

Opinion Pieces Address Vector Control Strategies Amid Changing Climate, Cholera Eradication Efforts, Global WASH, Food Systems

The Conversation: More dengue fever and less malaria — mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology at Pennsylvania State University (9/9). Devex: Opinion: Satellite imagery — global data for global goals Nikhil Seth, assistant secretary-general and executive director…

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Al Jazeera: ‘We lost everything’: Thousands homeless as Sudan battles floods (Najjar/Alamin, 9/9). Borgen Magazine: WaterAid’s Foreign Aid Expands During COVID-19 (Licht, 9/9). Devex: Biases in health care affect workers everywhere (Halais, 9/10). The Guardian: ‘Superbugs’ a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns (Chanel/Doherty, 9/9). The Guardian:…

Blog Post Discusses USAID’s New Center For Water Security

Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: USAID’s New Center for Water Security Signals Progress, But More is Needed Stephanie Cappa, deputy director of policy and government affairs, and Sarah Davidson, director for water policy, both with the World Wildlife Fund, discuss USAID’s new Center for Water…

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Borgen Magazine: Aid Efforts to Support Healthcare in Venezuela (Wallace, 7/22). Devex: Does WASH need a global leader? (Root, 7/23). Devex: DFAT data insights: Funding COVID-19 (Cornish, 7/22). Devex: How mapping skills can drive progress on the SDGs (Cheney, 7/22). The Economist: The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will…

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