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Nov 02, 2010
Sometimes, our work in global health seems to happen in an "echo chamber," where information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission inside an "enclosed" space.
Oct 29, 2010
A few days ago, Kenya beat India to set a new record for the “Most people washing their hands at the same time.”
Oct 28, 2010
This morning, I woke up to a rare occasion: Two stories on the topic of toilets in my local newspaper. First up: UN Probes Base as Source of Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Oct 25, 2010
What started as a humanitarian mission by Clean the World may turn out to be an emergency operation for Haiti.
Oct 21, 2010
On a recent trip to Kenya's Western Province, I witnessed how the Oral Rehydration Treatment (ORT) corner is becoming an important part of primary care services in that region. While I was visiting one of the ORT corners in Kakamega, a shy young
Oct 15, 2010
A very few years ago while living in Malawi, I helped to design a community hygiene education program in a remote northern region called Nthalire. The idea was to dispatch Community Educators for several months to various schools to train teachers,
Oct 15, 2010
It's really hot today and I'm thirsty. Would you pour me an ice-cold glass of food? Sounds absurd, I know, but achieving a number of development goals -- meeting global food security needs and building better futures (essentially, eradicating
Oct 14, 2010
Today in Geneva, the World Health Organization launched a report on neglected tropical diseases. I am encouraged by the fact that in the years since I started working in this field, many more organizations are coming forward to make an impact on a
Oct 13, 2010
What will you do to mark the occasion?Last year, Global Handwashing Day was celebrated by over 200 million school children around the world. Find out how you can join by celebrating at your school, organization or community this Friday, October 15.
Oct 06, 2010
Two weeks ago, the critical importance of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) was discussed in several high-visibility forums.Melinda French Gates specifically targeted sanitation as one of the primary ways to improve health during