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WHO’s ‘World Health Statistics’ Reports On Health-Related MDG Progress

WHO: World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries “2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty. This year’s ‘World Health Statistics’ — published [Wednesday] by WHO –…

Governments, Community Leaders Must Break Silence On Menstruation To Promote Women’s Rights

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Let’s Talk Menstruation. Period. Chris W. Williams, executive director of the U.N. Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, and Kersti Strandqvist, senior vice president of group sustainability for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget “…In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to discrimination that can hold…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Focus On Human Rights, With WASH At Center

Devex: We can’t fail twice: New global development agenda must be framed by human rights Megan MacGarry, campaigns and communications officer at End Water Poverty (EWP) “…The new global development agenda post-2015 has to be framed by human rights and owned by the people. … If we want to truly…

Menstrual Hygiene Management Important Gauge Of Gender Equality

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Menstruation Matters: Why Menstrual Hygiene Management is Core to Our Contract with the Future Lisa Schechtman, director of policy and advocacy for WaterAid America, discusses the stigma attached to menstruation, writing, “…It’s time to bring difficult issues like menstruation out of the shadows,…

Comprehensive WASH Targets Essential To Achieve Post-2015 Agenda

Huffington Post: Where Do We Go From Here? WASH in the SDGs Hanna Woodburn, deputy secretariat director at the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap “…WASH must be included in mandatory, global-level indicators that address both the availability of facilities in key locations (including households, schools, and health care…

U.N., Bangladesh Health Ministry Begin Cholera Immunization Campaign Among Rohingya Refugees; Aid Agencies Face Nutrition, WASH Challenges In Camps

Associated Press: U.N. starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya “U.N. agencies and Bangladesh’s health ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. No…

UNICEF, Partners Address Needs Of Rohingya Refugee Children In Bangladesh, Launch Latrine-Building Plan To Help Avert Disease Outbreak

Devex: A city-sized refugee camp with even bigger child protection challenges “Child-focused spaces on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border will number more than 1,500 in the coming year as UNICEF and nongovernmental organizations race to respond to the needs of an unprecedented concentration of refugee children. … More than 300,000 children have…

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