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India Should Intensify WASH Efforts To Help Address AMR, Opinion Piece Says

The Wire: Water, Sanitation Can Systematically Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in India Arundati Muralidharan, member of WaterAid India’s policy team “…India has indeed made tremendous strides in reducing maternal and neonatal deaths through various initiatives that promote antenatal care, maternal nutrition, institutional deliveries, and better care for newborns. However, poor quality…

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AP: Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe (Cheng, 12/12). Devex: More complex food production, distribution systems a hazard for food safety (Ravelo, 12/12). IOL: HIV-positive and depressed kids likely to have suicidal thoughts, study (Mtika, 12/12). IOL: Malawi’s HIV-positive teens’ mental health challenge (Mtika, 12/12). New Humanitarian: After floods,…

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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…

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AP: Group: 5 more years of Yemen war to cost $29 billion in aid (Magdy, 12/2). Borgen Magazine: An Examination of Elizabeth Warren’s Foreign Policy Platform (Ross, 11/30). Devex: Full sanitation in rural areas is a century away, warn expert groups (Root, 11/29). Devex: The role of data in innovative…

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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…

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…

World Bank Blog Post Discusses Global Reductions In Open Defecation, Notes 670M Continue Practice

World Bank’s “Data Blog”: Open defecation nearly halved since 2000 but is still practiced by 670 million Haruna Kashiwase, consultant at the Development Data Group’s Socio-Demographic Data team, discusses global progress toward eliminating open defecation since 2000 and presents an interactive graph detailing the reductions by region. Kashiwase notes, “Between…