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U.S. Congress Must Uphold Foreign Aid To Maintain Global WASH Progress

U.N. Dispatch: A Trump Administration Proposal Would Put Clean Drinking Water out of Reach for Millions Around the World In this guest post, WaterAid America CEO Sarina Prabasi discusses a recently released U.N. report on progress on drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and the report’s implications for U.S. policymakers…

CDC Blog Post Profiles Humanitarian Health Expert

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Parasitologist for the People Adrienne Lefevre, ‚Äéhealth communications ORISE fellow at CDC, profiles CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer Lieutenant Alaine K. Knipes, a parasitologist by training, and discusses her work as a WASH expert and photographer (8/14).

CDC’s MMWR Recognizes Global Handwashing Day

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Announcement: Global Handwashing Day — October 15, 2017 “October 15, 2017, marks the 10th annual Global Handwashing Day. This observance helps to increase awareness and understanding of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent disease around the world…” (10/13).

USAID Responds To Dominica’s Water, Sanitation Needs After Hurricane Maria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Improving Access to Water in Dominica Tim Callaghan, senior regional adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), discusses USAID’s efforts to respond to water and sanitation needs in Dominica after Hurricane Maria (10/23).

Indian Government’s Behavior Change Program Shames People Defecating In Open

Washington Post: India turns to public shaming to get people to use its 52 million new toilets “The patrols started at dawn, and the villagers scattered, abandoning their pails of water to avoid humiliation and fines. Every morning in this district in rural India, teams of government employees and volunteer…

Humanitarian Initiatives Central Component Of UAE’s Foreign Policy

The National: One of the key pillars of this country’s foreign policy is humanitarian relief Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, director general of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research “The UAE aims to make its mark in the field of humanitarian work. It has achieved this aim by launching…

New Report Serves As ‘Comprehensive Resource’ On Diarrheal Diseases

PATH: Stop the Cycle of Diarrheal Disease: A State of the Field Report This report serves as “a comprehensive resource with the latest research and evidence on diarrheal disease and the solutions available to prevent and control it. It will be regularly updated as new information emerges. It is intended…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Putting people front and center: Participatory health in the 21st century (11/20). Devex: How to improve access to NCD care (11/20). Devex: Volunteers and loudspeakers: How a local response curbed Somaliland’s cholera outbreak (Jerving, 11/20). Global Press Journal: Contraceptives at Age 15? Plan to Aid Economic Growth Draws Ire…

U.N. Officials Urge Opening Of Ports Amid Threats Of Famine, Diphtheria, Cholera Epidemics

ABC News: Yemen’s cities running out of fuel and clean water in ‘imminent catastrophe,’ U.N. says “…Millions of Yemenis depend on [imported] supplies, and without fuel, health and water facilities can’t run. So Yemen’s cities are running out of clean water, the chiefs of several United Nations agencies and other…