Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in Read More
In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2015. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged Read More
In the first of our mini blog series to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), Dani Barrington offers her musings on menstruation. The post Menstrual hygiene is a universal – but complex – human right appeared first on WhyDev.
NPR: Former White House Ebola Czar Urges Congress To Act Faster On Zika “NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator, about his op-ed piece in the Washington Post about the Zika virus. He says the U.S. needs to create a public health emergency management agency, like FEMA for health…More
I am often asked why I chose sanitation as a focus area and what makes the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) different. read more
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Delivering maternal health requires water and sanitation Anne Mutabaruka, head of programs at WaterAid Rwanda “…Water and sanitation are essential to [the human rights, good health, and progress of women and girls]. Girls cannot grow up healthy if they do not have clean water to drink, a safe toilet to use, and…More
Washington Post: The World Health Organization is electing a new leader. Here’s what you need to know. “…WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will complete her term, and the World Health Assembly will vote on her successor in May 2017. What’s different about this election is increased transparency.
The Hill: Funding the fight against Zika Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) “…[The U.S.] should be taking the lead on developing quick and accurate testing, eliminating the backlog of Zika tests causing some women to wait 30 days for answers, understanding exactly how the disease is spread, educating the public and particularly women of child-bearing…More
Washington Post: The GOP Congress must stop hurting the Zika fight Editorial Board “…Now that Congress has returned from its recess, it is time to buckle down and approve the president’s request for about $1.9 billion in emergency funding, or something close to it. … The time to prepare for the onslaught of virus-carrying Aedes…More
Objectives There are significant gaps in information about the inputs required to effectively extend and sustain hygiene promotion activities to improve people’s health outcomes through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions.
Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February. Republicans demanded that the administration…More
Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people will have enough fresh water…More
Editor’s note: Post author Nanthalile Mugala, PATH’s program leader in Zambia, is speaking about Zambia’s efforts to eliminate malaria at PATH’s Breakfast for Global Health, which will be held on May 10 in Bellevue, Washington, and May 13 in Seattle. My country, Zambia, is about to release a bold plan to eliminate malaria by 2020—and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe battle against malaria gets a major data makeoverThe next great elimination story: malariaProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;
Ban Ki-moon, Jim Yong Kim, Segolene Royale, Al Gore, Mike Bloomberg, a whole bunch of mayors from around the world, business, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders are descending on Washington, D.C., today for the start of a two-day Climate Action Summit. The summit is being convened by a number of public and private partners to catalyze