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Populations Of 17 Nations Experience Extreme Water Stress, Report Says

CNN: A quarter of world’s population are living with extreme water stress “A quarter of the world’s population is living in regions of extremely high water stress — with ‘once unthinkable’ water crises becoming common, researchers have said. With the climate crisis biting, 17 countries — home to one in…

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Bloomberg: Superbugs Deadlier Than Cancer Put Chemotherapy Into Question (Gale, 9/5). Devex: Australian support for African spatial data (Cornish,9/5). The Guardian: Malaria breakthrough as scientists find ‘highly effective’ way to kill parasite (Njeru, 9/5). Homeland Preparedness News: Gavi launches $7.4B campaign to vaccinate 300 million people by 2025 (Galford, 9/4). New Humanitarian: Male rape survivors…

USAID, PepsiCo, PepsiCo Foundation Announce Partnership To Address Global Food, Water Challenges By Enhancing Agricultural Productivity

USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green and PepsiCo Leaders Announce Global Partnership “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green, PepsiCo Director of Sustainable Agriculture Margaret Henry, and the President of the PepsiCo Foundation Jon Banner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 7, 2019, in New York, to expand…

Chicago Council Expert Outlines Strategies To Improve Global Water, Food Security

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Food Security Depends on Water Security — And We Need to Act Now Mark W. Rosegrant, nonresident fellow for global food and agriculture at the Chicago Council, discusses challenges to ensuring global water and food security, detailing ways in which water…

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Associated Press: U.N.: Sudan’s health supply shortage exacerbated by crisis (7/2). Devex: Wasted food means wasting time to meet SDGs, researchers say (Welsh, 7/3). Pulitzer Center: Waiting for Hope: Venezuela’s Crumbling Public Health Infrastructure (Sandoval, 7/2). Reuters: In battle for Libya’s oil, water becomes a casualty (Laessing/Elumami, 7/2). U.N. News:…

U.K. Should Increase Funding To, Lead On Global WASH Activities

The Telegraph: U.K. must spend more on water and sanitation to help lift everyone out of poverty Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid “…[U.K. overseas aid] fails to sufficiently prioritize one area that is an essential element in escaping poverty — providing clean water, decent sanitation, and good hygiene (WASH).…

The Guardian Launches ‘Running Dry’ Series Examining Impacts Of Climate Change On Food Security, Water, Environment, Migration In Central America

The Guardian: ‘People are dying’: how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the U.S. “As part of the Running Dry series, the Guardian looks at how drought and famine are forcing Guatemalan families to choose between starvation and migration…” (Lakhani, 7/29). The Guardian: Living without water: the crisis…

WASH Critical To Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance

Devex: Opinion: Our frontline defense against ‘superbugs’ is fatally weakened Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid U.K. “In Geneva this week, perhaps no other agenda item at the World Health Assembly seems so pressing, so frightening, so potentially global in reach, as antimicrobial resistance. … Yet what worries me deeply…

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Devex: In Yemen, growing caseloads overwhelm international aid groups (Lieberman, 5/24). Global Health NOW: A New Plan for Mental Illness, the Silent Killer (Simpson, 5/23). The Lancet: Millions of health-care facilities lack WASH services (Burki, June 2019). New York Times: 4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a…

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