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STOP ATTACKS ON HEALTH CARE IN UKRAINE

13 March 2022 -- Geneva / New York -- “Today, we call for an immediate cessation of all attacks on health care in Ukraine. These horrific attacks are killing and causing serious injuries to patients and health workers, destroying vital health infrastructure and forcing thousands to forgo accessing health services despite catastrophic needs.

"To attack the most vulnerable – babies, children, pregnant women, and those already suffering from illness and disease, and health workers risking their own lives to save lives – is an act of unconscionable cruelty.


Mangrove Action Project Collaborates to Restore and Preserve Mangrove Ecosystems

Two successful MAP projects ...are Nai Nang Village in Thailand, and the Bay of Jiquilisco in El Salvador. In both, after the initial Community-based Ecological Mangrove Restoration (CBEMR) training and restoration, the projects and conservation have been locally driven and shaped as a result of working together. 

 


More than 400 schoolgirls, family and teachers rescued from Afghanistan by small coalition

Jennifer Selendy worked with seven people, including Royesh, to rescue more than 500 people, including more than 400 schoolgirls, their family members and teachers, from October through November, according to the Thirty Birds Foundation, at  https://www.30birdsfoundation.org/, the organization their group founded to support the evacuation mission.

“I could not live with myself if I did not act to help women and girls facing such extreme emotional and physical abuse and systemic injustice,” Jennifer Selendy, Managing partner Selendy & Gay.


UN Food Systems Summit Receives Over 1,200 Ideas to Help Meet Sustainable Development Goals

On April 1, 2021, the UN Food Systems Summit announced that more than 1,200 ideas and propositions to transform food systems were presented in just six months of public engagement.

Since September, the Summit has hosted regular online meetings, public fora and surveys organised around five priority objectives for more equitable and sustainable food systems.


Vaccine Candidate Against Covid-19 Announced By Pfizer And Biontech On November 9, 2020

“Today is a great day for science and humanity. The first set of results from our Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19,” said Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO. “We are reaching this critical milestone in our vaccine development program at a time when the world needs it most with infection rates setting new records, hospitals nearing over-capacity and economies struggling to reopen."


Promoting the Development of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation -Case from Zhejiang Province, China

China has made progress in improving water supply and sanitation(WSS) coverage over recent decades. The WSS services include water treatment plants and pipelines, sewer networks and wastewater treatment plants, and household service connections. 

We take Zhejiang province as an example.


Zakaria Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso Produces Film “Nzoue Fiyen: Water Not Drinkable”

For his Internship with Horizon International, an NGO based at Yale University, Zakaria focused on WASH, seeking stories to film from trash polluting city waterways serving as drinking water for local communities to the struggles to find potable water in rural communities. It was this search which lead him to the Ivory Coast.

 


World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water Call for Increased Investment in Drinking-Water and Safe Sanitation Systems

During World Water Week (25-30 August 2019) in Stockholm, The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water called for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems.  They cited a report by WHO published on behalf of UN-Water that “reveals that weak government systems and a lack of human resources and funds are jeopardizing the delivery of water and sanitation services in the world’s poorest countries – and undermining efforts to ensure health for all.” The report,” Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardize drinking-water and sanitation in the world’s poorest countries,” UN-Water Global Assessment and Analysis of Sanitation and Drinking-Water 2019 (known as the GLAAS report), surveyed 115 countries and territories, representing 4.5 billion people. It showed that, in an overwhelming majority of countries, the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene policies and plans is constrained by inadequate human and financial resources.


Schistosomiasis Historical perspective: Revisiting the St. Lucia Project a multi-year comparison trial of schistosomiasis control strategies

In 1965, the government of St. Lucia and the Rockefeller Foundation undertook what became a sixteen-year project to determine the optimal strategy for controlling locally-endemic schistosomiasis mansoni. Many of the world’s leading researchers on schistosomiasis control participated in the project, including experts in epidemiology, snail ecology, water and sanitation, social mobilization, clinical trials, immunology, and health economics. In the process, they brought infection levels in the new island nation to an impressive and steady low. Now fifty years later, the island has maintained its control of the parasite and may be on the cusp of achieving national Schistosoma mansoni elimination status. 


Healthcare Workers: Silent Heroes from Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge

Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge, a photo-essay by Mark Tuschman documents the lack of autonomy that women and girls face in the developing world and all the efforts designed to empower them. This article is from the section on  "Healthcare Workers: Silent Heroes."


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