This guest blog was provided by GHC member, IMA World Health, and written by Kara Eberle Mackensia Joseph knows she needs to wash her hands after she uses the latrine at home and at school. The 11-year-old girl understands that she could catch a disease, such as cholera, if she doesn’t. It’s a lesson that was…

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

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