Water & Sanitation

[News & Event] In India, new seat of power for women

Washington Post, October 2009

Proper sanitation habits had been a hard sell in India until the "No Toilet, No Bride" campaign. The success of this marketing strategy is evidence of changing attitudes, both for personal hygiene and for women's empowerment.

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[News & Event] We have changed the history of my country

ONE, October 2009

Dr. Amador, Director of Health Systems and Technology in Nicaragua at PATH, blogs about the incredible strides his country has made in the fight against diarrheal disease, thanks to PATH's partnership to provide the rotavirus vaccine and other lifesaving interventions. A short video and slideshow are included.

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[News & Event] Guest Blog: Evan Simpson, MPH, Enhanced Diarrhoeal Disease Control Initiative, PATH

Stories on Malawi, September 2009

PATH's Evan Simpson writes about the importance of an integrated approach in the fight against diarrheal disease. He highlights momentum already happening in Malawi specifically, having just spoken at the annual Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Conference on Diarrhoea and Malnutrition.

[News & Event] Soap That Saves

Hotel Interactive, September 2009

Clean the World is partnering with hotels to recycle used soap for distribution among those in need, offering a creative, environmentally friendly way to fight diarrheal disease.

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[News & Event] Child Mortality Rate Declines Globally

New York Times, September 2009

Simple solutions like exclusive breastfeeding and the commitment of community health workers have helped drive down child deaths in the developing world, according to new data from UNICEF. But to reach the Millennium Development Goal of cutting under-five deaths by two-thirds by 2015, attention must remain focused on diarrhea and pneumonia, the two most common but still neglected causes of child mortality.

[News & Event] Water, Hygiene Related Illnesses

The News, July 2009

The Ministry of Environment in Pakistan, in collaboration with UNICEF and USAID, hosted a workshop entitled "National Behavioural Change Communication Strategy for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sector." The workshop underscores the importance of simple behavior changes as a crucial element in alleviating the disease burden.

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[News & Event] Watching Children's Health When Diarrhea, Dehydration Occur

The Jakarta Post, July 2009

The author of this article outlines the most frequent causes of diarrhea in developing countries, warning signs for parents of sick children, and the "dos and don'ts" of treatment options.

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[News & Event] Comprehensive Global Health Strategy

The Huffington Post, July 2009

"While memories of President Obama speech in Ghana promising a 'comprehensive, global health strategy' are fresh, we hope he, Ghanian President John Atta-Mills and other world leaders do not miss an opportunity to address the neglected disease that's one of the world's most pervasive killers of children worldwide -- childhood diarrheal disease," writes Richard Chin.

[News & Event] Pulitzer Center Reports from the World Water Forum

The World Water Forum, the world’s largest water policy event, held its fifth session last March in Istanbul, Turkey. "[There were] 40 journalists who attended the Forum under the auspices of Media21, a Geneva-based non-profit that also organized follow-on field reporting trips to India and Ethiopia. Their dispatches are assembled here, along with links to short videos that highlight key aspects of the water challenge."

[News & Event] Toilets become Nairobi's hottest social spots

UPI, June 2009

Through the company he founded, Ecotact, Kenyan architect David Kuria is addressing the cultural barriers against sanitation. With the creation of “toilet malls,” families have access to shower and toilet facilities, as well as classes on sanitation and hygiene.

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