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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).

Global Community, Governments Should Fully Implement Roadmap To End Cholera

Project Syndicate: A Roadmap to End Cholera Dominique Legros, Cholera Team lead at the WHO “…[T]he saddest fact about cholera’s recent toll on human lives is that every single death was preventable. The world already has the knowledge and tools to control cholera effectively, but existing resources are not being…

U.N., Bangladesh Health Ministry Begin Cholera Immunization Campaign Among Rohingya Refugees; Aid Agencies Face Nutrition, WASH Challenges In Camps

Associated Press: U.N. starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya “U.N. agencies and Bangladesh’s health ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. No…

WHO, Partners Announce Global Roadmap To Prevent 90% Of Cholera Deaths By 2030

BBC News: First global pledge to end cholera by 2030 “Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90 percent of cholera deaths by 2030. … It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid agencies, and donors have made such a…

Work Must Continue To End Open Defecation In India, Worldwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Realizing Gandhi’s dream — 80 years on, India still strives for perfect sanitation Anthony Lake, director of UNICEF “Eighty years ago, Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, writing of the India he envisioned and dedicated his life to building, mused that an ideal village would be one that enjoyed ‘perfect…

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