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Gates Foundation To Expand Investments In Reducing Global Burden Of Typhoid

Devex: Tackling the silent killers of children Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases (EDD) program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Based on our understanding of the global burden of typhoid and the public health threat, the [Gates Foundation] has made a recent decision to expand…

Cyclone Winston Hits Fiji, Killing At Least 21, Spawning Health Concerns

Reuters: Death toll from Fiji cyclone mounts amid health crisis fears “Fiji began a massive cleanup on Monday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore through the Pacific island nation, killing 21 people, flattening remote villages, and cutting off communications. Aid agencies warned of…

USAID Works With Communities In Tajikistan To Increase Capacity To Maintain, Operate Safe Water Systems

Medium: With Water Pours Out Hope Jessica Benton Cooney, communications specialist for USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance “…With USAID support installing inexpensive water systems, rural villages and towns like Khojaabdolon  –  whose residents comprise 73 percent of the Tajikistan’s population  —  are gaining access to…

Laurie Garrett Discusses WHO’s Future In Humanosphere Podcast Interview

Humanosphere: A conversation with Laurie Garrett about the road ahead for the WHO In this podcast, Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere’s social media manager and podcast producer, and Joanne Lu, writer and editor at Humanosphere, speak with Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about WHO’s…

Improving WASH Conditions Necessary For Provision Of Quality Medical Care

PLOS Blogs: When water doesn’t flow… Marisa Gallegos, senior public health program manager at Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW), discusses CGSW’s investigations of water conditions in health care facilities in resource-limited settings and uses her own experience in a Ghanaian hospital to illustrate the…