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Niger Sees Spike In Number Of Cholera Deaths

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger “Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations has said. … The spike in the number of cholera deaths was due in part of…

Collaboration, Innovation Important To Improve Water, Sanitation

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: The Power of Toilets, Simple Medicines, and Strong Policies to Stop Diarrhea Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, discusses the importance of NGOs and governments working with and empowering local communities and their leaders “to expand toilet use, improve water and sanitation, and advance diarrheal disease policies…

U.N.’s Water, Sanitation Report Shows Slow Progress In Addressing Targets

Inter Press Service: Water and Sanitation Report Card: Slow Progress, Inadequate Funding Tim Brewer, policy analyst at WaterAid “…Last week’s World Health Organization report produced by U.N. Water, the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS), has provided a sobering picture of water and sanitation services so…

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…

Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close…

Successful Rural Health Programs Need Service Integration

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Vaccine Heroes and the Work Ahead Using a small Indian village as an example, Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Gates Foundation, discusses “the importance of working to ensure health services are integrated across vaccines, family planning,…

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