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U.N. Launches New Sanitation And Hygiene Fund Aiming To Raise $2B Over 5 Years For Global WASH Issues; WaterAid-Commissioned Report Examines Climate Funding

U.N. News: U.N.-backed fund to address crisis in global sanitation and hygiene “A U.N.-backed fund, launched on Tuesday, is set to take on the centuries-old crisis centered around sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health, which now impacts more than four billion people across the world. Speaking via a video message at…

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AP: In Iran, a massive cemetery struggles to keep up with virus (Nasiri, 11/11). AP: Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves (El Deeb, 11/11). Devex: What we learned from the FCDO chief’s grilling by U.K. politicians (Worley, 11/11). Devex: Léo Heller’s last call for water and sanitation as…

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AP: Ukraine’s president tests positive for COVID-19 (11/10). AP: As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff (Hinnant et al., 11/10). AP: Hard-hit Belgium sees light at the end of virus tunnel (Petrequin, 11/9). AP: U.N.: Pandemic threatens Latin America’s next generation (Smith, 11/9). Borgen Magazine: A…

USAID Announces List Of 18 High-Priority Countries For U.S. WASH Assistance

USAID: USAID Re-Designates 18 High-Priority Countries Under the Water for the World Act “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced its annual list of high-priority countries for assistance in safe water, sanitation, and hygiene and the launch of corresponding country plans for each. Aligned with the requirements in…

Prioritizing, Investing In WASH Systems Vital For Economies

Devex: Opinion: Why water and sanitation systems are vital for our economies Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO of Sanitation and Water for All “…Since the early days of the industrial revolution, we have known the transformative economic and social benefits of access to WASH, and the horrific consequences of inaction. If…

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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:…

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AP: Asia Today: India’s confirmed virus cases near 8 million (10/28). AP: France braces for possible lockdown as virus deaths mount (10/28). AP: Merkel seeks limited lockdown as German virus cases surge (Jordans/Grieshaber, 10/28). AP: Australia’s second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown (Ratnayake/McGuirk, 10/28). AP: Venezuelans brave COVID wing to…

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Borgen Magazine: Exploring the Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act (Kamis, 10/26). Borgen Magazine: Boost: Tackling the HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dan, 10/23). Devex: Exclusive: Inside the battle over a U.N. report on water privatization (Root, 10/26). Devex: Q&A: U.N. Women deputy director on the cost of not prioritizing…

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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…

Blog Posts Recognize Global Handwashing Day, Discuss Role Of WASH In Global Health

Global Handwashing Partnership: This simplest act can make the world a better place Nadine Leslie, CEO of Suez’s North America operations, recognizes Global Handwashing Day and discusses the positive impact of handwashing on five areas: health, nutrition, education, equity, and economy (10/15). WHO: Handwashing can’t stop — millions of lives…

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