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Rains, Insecurity Aggravate Cholera Outbreak In Cameroon

IRIN: Cholera surges in Cameroon “Rains and insecurity caused by Nigerian Islamist militants are aggravating a cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon which has killed at least 75 people and infected some 1,400 others since April. Water scarcity, poor public health care, and risky hygienic practices have rekindled the disease which…

South Sudan Camp Conditions ‘An Affront To Human Dignity,’ MSF Says

Associated Press/New York Times: S. Sudan: Conditions ‘an Affront to Human Dignity’ “South Sudan residents residing in a U.N. camp are living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater, forcing some families to sleep standing up so they can hold their children out of the water, an aid group said Friday…” (8/8).

Improving WASH Must Take Priority In Order To Reach Other SDGs

Inter Press Service: Opinion: “Sanitation, Water & Hygiene For All” Cannot Wait for 2030 Geeta Rao Gupta, deputy executive director of programs at UNICEF “…[I]f we do not reach Goal 6, the other [Sustainable Development Goals] and targets will not be reached. Progress in the areas of education, health, inequality,…

Blog Post, Website Describe Efforts To Improve Handwashing On Global Day

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: The Intersections of Poverty, Handwashing and Neglected Tropical Diseases “…This year’s Global Handwashing Day is a particularly important one for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Just two months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global strategy to better integrate water,…

Lack Of Port Access In Yemen Stalls Deliveries Of Fuel, Food, Medicines

Devex: In Yemen, aid work stalls along with fuel, supply imports “…[In September, a] much-awaited shipment of replenishment supplies for [Oxfam’s] water and sanitation interventions in conflict-torn Yemen is expected to arrive, bringing tanks, pumps, and tools like welding machines. As with fuel, food, and medicines, these supplies have become…

Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Water’s Role In Global Development, Other Public Health Issues

Humanosphere: Water’s critical role in the fight against poverty: Peter Gleick In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Peter Gleick, director and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, about how water is “critical to making progress against poverty, for economic justice, human development, and … environmental sustainability.” Also during…

Devex Examines Outdoor Equipment Company’s Evolution Into Global Health Innovation

Devex: How a partnership led an outdoor equipment company to start a new division “When Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer, donated gear following the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, the team started to ask whether some of its products might be adapted to meet the needs of remote…