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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,…

More News In Global Health

AFP/France 24: Hand-washing: a luxury millions of Yemenis can’t afford (3/24). The Atlantic: Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful (Yong, 3/20). Borgen Magazine: Ending Male Childhood Marriage (Smethers, 3/21). The Guardian: ‘Everyone will be contaminated’: prisons face strict coronavirus controls (Summers, 3/23). Reuters: Coronavirus sparks soul-searching over travel-heavy climate…

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Borgen Magazine: Prenatal Care in Developing Countries (Sprimont, 4/8). CP/Globe and Mail: UNICEF warns coronavirus has sparked a rise in online child sexual predators (Blanchfield, 4/8). Devex: In Haiti, peanut farmers boost income — and children’s nutrition (Welsh, 4/6). Devex: Study highlights Rohingya eye care demand (Chadwick, 4/8). Financial Times:…

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