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Water Prices, Sustainable Solutions, Political Leadership Needed To Address World Water Shortage

New York Times: Water Pricing, Not Engineering, Will Ease Looming Water Shortages Scott Moore, international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations “…Poor planning, climate change, and an over-reliance on engineering solutions to water scarcity problems threaten cities across the globe. Unless policy makers in Washington and state capitals…

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines Millennium Challenge Corporation, Global Health Role

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Global Health This fact sheet examines the structure of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), “an independent U.S. foreign assistance agency that has the goal of reducing poverty in developing countries through supporting economic growth,” and its role in U.S. global health…

More Than 2K People Die In India Heat Wave; Water Supplies Tested

Al Jazeera: India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000 “Dizzying temperatures have caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826, officials have said…” (5/30). Wall…

U.N. Calls For $111M To Fund Humanitarian Activities In North Korea

U.N. News Centre: U.N. calls for $111 million to address urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea “The United Nations [Wednesday]┬ácalled for some $111 million to fund its humanitarian operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) in 2015, covering activities in food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and water…

USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

West Africa Must Adopt Sustainable Sanitation Models To Overcome WASH Challenges, Expert Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Interview: Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa “For West African countries to overcome their sanitation challenges, they need to adopt self-sustaining sanitation models, an expert has recommended. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Lakhdar Boukerrou, regional director for the West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH),…

Drought In North Korea Threatens WASH Access, Children’s Health, UNICEF Says

Reuters: Drought puts N.Korean children’s lives at risk — UNICEF “A severe drought in North Korea is putting the lives of children at risk and many are in serious danger of disease and malnutrition, the U.N. children’s agency said on Wednesday. UNICEF said in a statement that there had been…