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Ending Outdoor Defecation Can Have Huge Benefits For Vulnerable Populations, Expert Says Ahead Of World Toilet Day

U.N. News: ‘Transformational benefits’ of ending outdoor defecation: Why toilets matter “Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have ‘transformational benefits’ for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the U.N.’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council).…

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ABC: Asia is ‘doing better,’ so a review is asking why we should keep giving foreign aid (Clarke, 11/18). AFP: Renewables could cut power generation health impact by 80 percent (11/19). Devex: When global health goes local: Tackling infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in Kenya (11/19). Devex: Development impact bond…

World Toilet Day Focuses On Goal Of Ending Open Defecation

DW: World Toilet Day draws attention to the global sanitation crisis “…According to the United Nations, 4.2 billion people live without safe sanitation and 893 million people do their business outdoors: this is a full-blown global sanitation crisis, says the U.N. Without proper facilities, diseases spread more easily and drinking…

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AP: Samoa measles epidemic worsens with 24 children now dead (Perry, 11/25). AP: U.N. humanitarian chief calls for urgent int’l help to Sudan (11/25). BBC: HIV in Pakistan: ‘Our children’s lives are at stake’ (11/25). The Guardian: Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says (Laville, 11/25). Health…

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AP: TB, armed guards, lack of food at U.N. migrant center in Libya (Hinnant et al., 12/6). AP: U.N. says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts (12/5). CIDRAP News: Typhoid vaccine shows protection in phase 3 trial (Dall, 12/5). The Telegraph: ‘Ground breaking’ typhoid vaccine reduces infections by 80…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (Winfield, 10/21). Devex: Delivering on the promise of UHC for mothers in the COVID-19 era and beyond (10/22). Devex: Experts call for ‘deeper data’ on women’s realities at U.N. World Data Forum (Cornish, 10/22). Devex: When the price of water…

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AP: Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic COVID-19 infection (10/29). AP: India’s coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind U.S. (Sharma et al., 10/29). Borgen Magazine: Updates on The Global Child Thrive Act (Broderick, 10/28). Chronicle of Philanthropy: Rockefeller Foundation Shifts Priorities, Pledges $1 Billion for Covid-19 Recovery (Prest, 10/28). Devex:…

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…

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