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U.N. Should Take ‘Stronger Stance’ On Protecting Health Facilities, WASH Infrastructure In Humanitarian Emergencies, JHSPH Expert Says

World Economic Forum: We must stop turning a blind eye to the world’s health crises Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the challenges of responding to humanitarian disasters, especially in conflict zones like the Democratic Republic of…

Clean Water, Sanitation Vital To Global Health

USA TODAY: If you’re safe from cholera, thank my dad, a plumber (and thank the ancient Romans) Lindsay Denny, senior public health program associate for the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at Emory University and health adviser for Global Water 2020 “…The singular effectiveness of clean water,…

More News In Global Health

The Guardian: Polio spreads in Afghanistan and Pakistan ‘due to unchecked borders’ (Ahmed, 2/20). The Guardian: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 — research (Boseley, 2/20). The Guardian: Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex (Ratcliffe, 2/15). Homeland Preparedness News: Potential bioterrorist use of…

U.N., Partners Appeal For $920M To Assist Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

U.N. News: U.N. and partners appeal for $920 million to meet ‘dire needs’ of Rohingya refugees “With more than 745,000 Rohingya having fled violence in Myanmar to settle in Bangladesh, joining roughly 200,000 others already sheltering there, United Nations aid agencies and partners launched an appeal on Friday to help…

USAID Releases Annual Acting On The Call Report

USAID: Acting on the Call: Preventing Child & Maternal Deaths USAID released its 2019 Acting on the Call report, which provides an overview of U.S. investments in women’s and children’s health, examines how to best work with countries on their development journeys, and identifies four key principles to accelerate development…

U.N. Agencies Discuss Importance Of Toilets To End Open Defecation, Recognize World Toilet Day

UNHCR: Bringing toilets into the home boosts refugees’ health and security This story, written by Sanne Biesmans in DRC’s Mulongwe settlement, discusses the importance of toilets in refugee settlements and UNHCR’s efforts to support their construction. According to the story, “Bringing a toilet into a compound provides real benefits to…

Innovative Financing Approaches Could Help Accelerate Progress On WASH Access

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Paying for the Spout: Innovative Financing Could Expand Access to Water Wania Yad, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, and colleagues discuss financing approaches for global WASH projects, writing, “Although the financing gap is immense,…