Water & Sanitation

WaSH Policy Research Digest

This WaSH Policy Research Digest, published by The Water Institute at UNC, provides a review of a 2015 WHO and UNICEF report on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in low and middle income countries. In addition, The Water Institute co-authored with WHO and WaterAid an editorial on the…

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Time to keep the promises of achieving sanitation and water for all

This blog was written by Barbara Frost, and cross-posted from WaterAid This week the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership gathers sector ministers here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to plan a journey towards the time when our world changes forever: 2030. The United Nations has committed to realizing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development…

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The Fundamental Question About Water

By Hope Randall, Communications Associate, Defeat Diarrheal Disease (DefeatDD) Initiative, PATH. This blog was cross-posted from the Huffington Post. “What can we do without water?” In Nthalire, a remote, dusty village in Malawi, a school teacher asks the obvious question in a classroom with too many empty desks. People are remarkably resilient in less-than-ideal circumstances, but it…

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Making a Medicine as Easy to Find as a Can of Coke

Diarrheal disease, which kills a million children younger than 5 each year, has an image problem. It doesn’t raise much alarm in industrialized countries, where it is merely a nuisance that can be treated with inexpensive, readily accessible remedies. In poorer countries, though, where a large majority of these children are dying, those remedies often…

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To Improve 7 Billion Lives, One Hand Washes the Other

J&J Director of Contributions on the importance of leveraging the simple intervention of handwashing to achieve health outcomes: A colleague of mine recently wrote about a woman in Nicaragua who went in search of a small loan, and ended up being treated for cervical cancer, because a microcredit organization arranged for a health screening to coincide with…

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Do You Know Your Poo IQ?

Lisa Schechtman, from WaterAid America, organized a sanitation related scavenger hunt at this week’s Conference. Lisa Schechtman, from End Water Poverty member WaterAid in America, shares with us a great creative idea for campaigning, and livening up a conference at the same time. Check out how she and others organized a sanitation related scavenger hunt…

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Photo of the Week

By Johnny Kambi, flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/35950625@N07/3324431776/in/pool-2009photocontest

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