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WASH Resources, Education Helps Liberian Communities Prevent Ebola, Other Diseases

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition/Medium: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior adviser for water, sanitation, and hygiene at Global Communities, discusses how the organization’s efforts to eliminate open defecation in 284 Liberian communities helped those places remain Ebola-free during the epidemic. “…[P]eople who had been exposed to…

Philanthropic, Private Investments In WASH Essential To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets? Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation, and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is] supporting work that includes the development of the next generation of toilets that are cheap to run without…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Toilet Day, Links With Women’s, Girls’ Rights

NPR: Happy #WorldToiletDay! Here’s What It’s Like To Live Without One Jane Otai, senior program adviser at Jhpiego “…Many of the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the U.N. this year hinge on girls gaining an education. We need to recognize that in many regions of the world, that hinges on…

News Outlets Report On World Toilet Day, Improving Global Sanitation

News outlets continue to report on World Toilet Day, recognized annually on November 19. Christian Science Monitor: It’s World Toilet Day: How can we achieve adequate sanitation for all? (Torphy, 11/19). Deutsche Welle: Strong public health message on U.N. World Toilet Day (Caldwell, 11/19). Devex: How sanitation and hygiene strategies…

Environment, Malnutrition, Safe Drinking Water More Important Issues Than Church’s Stance On Condoms For HIV Prevention, Pope Francis Says

Associated Press: Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV “Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation, and the lack of safe drinking water. ……

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