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Global Food Security Act Amendments Recognize WASH As Vital To Improving Nutrition, Health

The Hill: Way to go, Poe
Susan Barnett, founder of Faiths for Safe Water

“…When the U.S. invests in reducing hunger and increasing global health and development, it is vital that WASH (water/sanitation/hygiene) always be included in the plan. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) understands this well. He recently inserted a few, very key words into important legislation currently proposed in Congress that will improve the efforts of developing countries to build resilience to food shortages caused by natural and manmade disasters. In addition to helping these countries create stable and secure food supplies, the bill would also help them improve child nutrition and health…”(5/27).

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