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Cholera Vaccination Pilot Project Begins In Haiti

“A year and a half after cholera first struck Haiti, a tiny portion of the population on Thursday began getting vaccinated against the waterborne disease that has infected more than 530,000 Haitians and killed more than 7,040,” the New York Times reports (Sontag, 4/12). The pilot project, which will reach only one percent of Haiti’s population, “aim[s] … to show that it’s possible to give the required two doses over a two-week period to desperately poor and hard-to-reach people,” NPR’s health blog “Shots” writes. “If it works, the plan is to convince the Haitian government, deep-pocketed donors and international health agencies to support a much bigger campaign to vaccinate millions of Haitians at highest risk of cholera,” according to the blog (Knox, 4/12).

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U.N. Launches New Sanitation And Hygiene Fund Aiming To Raise $2B Over 5 Years For Global WASH Issues; WaterAid-Commissioned Report Examines Climate Funding

U.N. News: U.N.-backed fund to address crisis in global sanitation and hygiene “A U.N.-backed fund, launched on Tuesday, is set to take on the centuries-old crisis centered around sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health, which now impacts more than four billion people across the world. Speaking via a video message at…

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Borgen Magazine: Gene Therapy to Possibly Cure Sickle Cell Disease in Africa (Shores, 11/20). Borgen Magazine: How World Organizations Fight the Health Crisis in African Countries (Kuzel, 11/19). Borgen Magazine: How Technology is Advancing Global Healthcare (Hudson, 11/19). Borgen Magazine: The United States’ Fight Against Locusts in East Africa (Scalora,…

Solidarités International Releases 6th Edition Of 2020 Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Barometer

Solidarités International: Water is in Crisis/es! Alain Boinet, founder of Solidarités International, discusses the release of the 6th edition of the 2020 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Barometer, which assesses the current situation of water, sanitation, and hygiene throughout the world and provides recommendations on ways to address the water crisis.…

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CNN: Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says (Erdman, 3/18). Devex: Meet Sarah Champion, the woman tasked with scrutinizing U.K. aid (Worley, 3/18). Guardian: ‘We have no options’: how water scarcity is changing south Iraq (Peyre-Costa, 3/19). The New Humanitarian: Violence and obstruction: Cameroon’s deepening aid…

Media Outlets Recognize World Water Day

CNN: Around 10% of the world population can’t get clean water. Here’s how you can help on World Water Day “Right now, almost 780 million people live without access to clean water, and more than 2.5 billion need improved sanitation. That’s according to the World Health Organization. March 22 is…

Media Outlets Examine Various Nations’ COVID-19 Responses, Effective Strategies

AFRICA Bloomberg: Africa Needs $100 Billion Stimulus to Combat Virus (Soto, 3/23). Reuters: African finance ministers call for $100 billion stimulus, debt holiday (Bavier, 3/23). ASIA Devex: To contain the spread of coronavirus, Manila grapples with lockdown (Ravelo, 3/24). New York Times: How South Korea Flattened the Curve (Fisher/Sang-Hun, 3/23).…

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