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Global Index Shows Some Progress Toward Ending Poverty

Washington Post: Millions have come out of poverty. It’s a reason to hope. Editorial Board “…The … global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), based on data from 101 countries, covering 5.7 billion people, provides a snapshot of the progress humankind is making toward the United Nations’ ambitious goal of ending poverty ‘in…

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Associated Press: Duterte critics laud U.N. vote to scrutinize drug killings (Gomez, 7/12). Deutsche Welle: Sugary drink consumption increases cancer risk, research suggests (7/11). Devex: Q&A: Engaging the private sector on health security (Cornish, 7/12). Devex: Is it time to take ‘more of a gamble’ to scale nutrition interventions? (Welsh,…

Food, Water Security ‘Inherently Interconnected,’ Blog Post Says

Chicago Council on Global Affairs “Global Food for Thought”: Next Generation 2019 — Achieving Security through Water Security Jill Baggerman, MS candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses her experience attending the Chicago Council’s Food Security Symposium, noting her attendance “broadened my understanding of water policy as it…

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CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…

Transformative Action Needed To Ensure Most Vulnerable Have Access To WASH

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Opinion: Action needed: Time is running out for global water ambitions Sarina Prabasi, chief executive officer of WaterAid America “Billions of people still live and die in water and sanitation poverty — a direct result of decisions taken, or not taken, by those in power. … Not…

U.S. Should Prioritize WASH Efforts To Respond To DRC’s Ebola Outbreak

Fox News: Bill Frist: Lessons not learned in Congo’s Ebola outbreak Bill H. Frist, former U.S. Senate majority leader and chair of the executive board of Cressey & Company “…Preventing and containing disease outbreaks — and delivering adequate health care — is impossible with no clean water, no soap, and…

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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:…

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The Guardian: Sierra Leone faces legal challenge over ban on pregnant schoolgirls (Maclean, 6/27). The Guardian: Congo abuses drive global rise in sexual violence against women (Austin, 6/28). Healio: RSV leading cause of pediatric pneumonia cases in Africa, Asia (Bortz, 6/27). The Lancet: New scorecard reveals Africa’s hepatitis cost (Makoni,…

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Forbes: The World’s Largest Foundation Doubles Down On Gender (Chiu, 6/25). The News: Malir locality suffers from outbreak of extensively drug resistant typhoid: Drug-resistant typhoid claims two lives in Karachi (Bhatti, 6/26). NPR: No Drips, No Drops: A City Of 10 Million Is Running Out Of Water (Pathak, 6/25). The…