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World Bank Evaluation Explores Use Of Container-Based Sanitation As Emerging Solution For Underserved Populations

IISD’s “SDG Knowledge Hub”: World Bank Evaluates Container-based Sanitation to Reach Unserved Populations Delia Paul, thematic expert for poverty reduction, rights, and governance at IISD, discusses findings from a World Bank evaluation and blog post on container-based sanitation (CBS) as an emerging approach to sanitation. Paul writes, “The report ……

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…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO (2/21). Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea has asked for help on food shortages (2/21). BBC News: Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community (Leyl, 2/22). Christian Science Monitor: Not your typical door-to-door sales: the family-planning ladies…

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…

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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…

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Agence-France Presse: China disciplines 80 officials linked to major vaccine scandal (2/3). CIDRAP News: Saudi Arabia, Oman report more MERS cases (Schnirring, 2/4). CNBC Africa: Rwanda’s quest to prevent and treat cancer (2/4). Devex: Q&A: WHO’s new Western Pacific director on vaccine hesitancy, UHC (Ravelo, 2/5). Devex: Traffic fatalities in…

Comprehensive Approach Critical To Reducing Evolution, Spread Of Antibiotic Resistance

The Conversation: Antibiotic resistant ‘superbug’ genes found in the High Arctic David W. Graham, professor of ecosystems engineering at Newcastle University “…Antibiotic resistance has now been found in remote parts of the world where humans and antibiotics are scarce or absent. … It’s unclear whether it’s a single migration via a…

Investing In Water Management Vital To Achieving Water Security

Devex: Opinion: We rely on water for everything we need. Why don’t we manage it that way? Betsy Otto, director of WRI’s Global Water Program “…Water is a vital input for everything people do, from food production to energy extraction to supporting hygiene and health. Although there are water challenges…

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Bloomberg: Bill Gates on Global Health Initiatives, Technology, Innovation (Lacqua, 1/23). CNBC: Bill Gates: My ‘best investment’ turned $10 billion into $200 billion worth of economic benefit (Belvedere, 1/23). Financial Times: South Africa’s drug ATMs offer formula to treat chronic illness (Mhlungu, 1/23). Global Health NOW: For India’s Women, Safety…