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U.N. Inaugurates Water Capture, Distribution System In Haiti As Part Of Cholera Efforts

U.N. News Centre: U.N. inaugurates water project in Haiti benefiting 60,000 people as part of fight against cholera “Sandra Honoré, the special representative of the secretary general (SRSG) for Haiti and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), inaugurated on 8 December a water capture and distribution…

Gates Foundation Lends Support To Clean India Campaign

Business Insider: Bill Gates is helping India win its war on human waste “…Right now, 600,000 of the world’s 1.7 million who die annually from unsafe water and sanitation (due primarily to open, unclean toilets) live in India. As billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently wrote on his blog, those kinds…

Some Asian Communities Face Challenges Obtaining Useful Data On Water Quality From Governments, Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Murky data on water pollution puts health at risk in Asia — researchers “…Concerned about their health, [communities in Mongolia, Indonesia, and Thailand] sought clarification and information from their governments about pollutants being released into the environment, overall water quality, the risks of using such water, and…

Architectural Design Contributes To Cholera Treatment, Prevention In Haiti

New York Times: In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera John Cary, architect and author “…[T]he Cholera Treatment Center, operated by Les Centres Gheskio [and built by MASS Design Group, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that specializes in architecture that promotes dignity and justice in resource-limited settings,] … provides primary care services…

Cholera In Yemen Is ‘Man-Made Disaster’

New York Times: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Alia Allana, writer for Fountain Ink magazine “…The spread of cholera in Yemen glaringly illustrates how disease follows in the wake of bombs. … Cholera in Yemen is a manmade disaster, and its spread and casualties are tied to…

Opinion Pieces Discuss World Toilet Day, Importance Of Sanitation As Development Goal

HuffPost: The toilet economy Carl Manlan, economist, chief operating officer at the Ecobank Foundation, and a 2016 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…[W]e need to integrate and find solutions to increasing awareness and toilet usage, decreasing cost through innovative financing and addressing poor levels of service of public…

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