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Cholera In Yemen Is ‘Man-Made Disaster’

New York Times: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Alia Allana, writer for Fountain Ink magazine “…The spread of cholera in Yemen glaringly illustrates how disease follows in the wake of bombs. … Cholera in Yemen is a manmade disaster, and its spread and casualties are tied to…

Indian Government’s Behavior Change Program Shames People Defecating In Open

Washington Post: India turns to public shaming to get people to use its 52 million new toilets “The patrols started at dawn, and the villagers scattered, abandoning their pails of water to avoid humiliation and fines. Every morning in this district in rural India, teams of government employees and volunteer…

Clean Water, Sanitation Key To Fighting Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Why Water, Soap and Toilets are Keys to Ending Malnutrition Tim Wainwright, CEO of WaterAid “…The Global Nutrition report revealed that despite all of the hard work that’s gone into improving the world’s health, malnutrition remains a serious problem in almost every nation in the world. ……

U.N.’s IOM Continues To Provide WASH Services To Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

International Organization for Migration: Clean Water, Sanitation Vast Challenges as Bangladesh Copes with 607,000 New Refugees “…IOM, the U.N. Migration Agency, is providing vital WASH services to both the Rohingya and the communities hosting them, while scaling up its work to meet the needs of new arrivals. In total, some…

USAID Responds To Dominica’s Water, Sanitation Needs After Hurricane Maria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Improving Access to Water in Dominica Tim Callaghan, senior regional adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), discusses USAID’s efforts to respond to water and sanitation needs in Dominica after Hurricane Maria (10/23).

UNICEF, Partners Address Needs Of Rohingya Refugee Children In Bangladesh, Launch Latrine-Building Plan To Help Avert Disease Outbreak

Devex: A city-sized refugee camp with even bigger child protection challenges “Child-focused spaces on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border will number more than 1,500 in the coming year as UNICEF and nongovernmental organizations race to respond to the needs of an unprecedented concentration of refugee children. … More than 300,000 children have…

CDC’s MMWR Recognizes Global Handwashing Day

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Announcement: Global Handwashing Day — October 15, 2017 “October 15, 2017, marks the 10th annual Global Handwashing Day. This observance helps to increase awareness and understanding of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent disease around the world…” (10/13).

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