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Curbing Open Defecation in Liberia to Save Children Under Five

WASH program beneficiary. Photo Credit: Bendu Doman-Nimley/USAID

USAID is working to to change sanitation practices in Liberia so the country can become defecation-free. Read more >>

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Water: A Unifying Issue: USAID’s New Global Water Strategy

Chris Holmes serves as USAID’s Global Water Coordinator.

The goal of the USAID Water and Development Strategy is to save lives and improve development in a world where practically 800 million people are without adequate water.

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Handwashing Partnership Turns Five

For the fifth consecutive year, on October 15, 2012, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

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Hands Up If You Agree: Handwashing is Hands-down Essential

Global Handwashing Day is October 15—on this day and every day, remember to wash your hands, and model healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime!

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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Help Fight Disease

Earlier this year, I attended a meeting of the Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma. I was there to represent safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which are critical to the global strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness. Read more >>

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Notes from the World Water Week Conference

Note from World Water Week Conference on the critical role women play in securing access to WASH services- Christian Holmes, USAID Global Water Coordinator

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (7/18/2011 – 7/22/2011) July 19 At a special State Department briefing on the Horn of Africa, CNN reported that USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg stated that the Agency’s Famine Early Relief Warning System predicted the crisis and in August 2010, started pre-positioning supplies in South Africa and other areas near the crisis region. […]

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WASH for Life: Testing Promising Solutions and Scaling Proven Successes in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Dr. Maura O’Neill is the Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Counselor to the Administrator at USAID. In 2008, the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire brought the issue of unsafe sanitation to the silver screen. Audiences cringed as young Jamal is forced to jump into the open pit of feces in which he was previously seen relieving […]

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Sustaining Human Life and the Environment

Ultimately, I believe, our planet’s sustainability will be determined by one overarching action: how mankind protects, supports and realizes the potential of human life and human systems and that of other species and ecosystems— and how sustaining life and the environment go hand in hand. In that regard, I participated last month during World Water […]

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Making the Unavoidable Unacceptable

On World Water Day, March 22, safe drinking water and sanitation experts gather across the globe both to celebrate successes and to develop more effective, sustainable ways of meeting this vital development need. One element of those conversations is that the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation in developing countries poses a number of […]

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