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Tag archives for Sanitation
USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa project expands and improves water services to residents.
Where one in six child deaths is related to waterborne diseases, USAID is helping communities build sustainable pipe networks.
Water availability, or lack thereof, is an issue familiar to Coloradans, and their state faces many of the same challenges that countries around the world face
Weekly Briefing (5/21/2012 – 5/25/2012) May 21: Last Friday, President Obama outlined a public-private partnership to work on global poverty issues ahead of the Group of Eight summit in Camp David. On the eve of the summit, USAID unveiled the New Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security, a program designed to lift 50 million people […]
One of the leading causes of illness in the Philippines is diarrhea. It kills more than 27 Filipino children under 5 each day, and poor sanitation costs the Philippine economy nearly $2 billion each year. I was reminded of these staggering figures as I journeyed six hours north of Manila to San Fernando City, La […]
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. […]