Safe Water, Sanitation Key To Socio-Economic Transformation in Kenya

3.5 million people in Kenya were identified by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in June 2017 as urgently requiring safe drinking water. Universal access to clean and safe drinking water and basic sanitation systems are key to achieving socio-economic transformation in countries, such as Kenya. Access to clean water... Read More

The World’s First Health Impact Bond Can Save 10,000 Women And New-Borns In India

About 0.75 million new-born children die every year in India, which is the largest number for any country in the world. Four states—Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan—alone contribute to 55% of total neonatal deaths in India (J Perinatol, 2016). A new Development Impact Bond was announced by Mark... Read More

Turning The Tide In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the 1st December as World AIDS Day, a global public health campaign dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS spread by HIV. Approximately 36.7 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, 2016). Of these, 2.1... Read More

“Who Doesn’t Have a Toilet?”

Shockingly 2.4 billion people in the world do not have access to clean or safe toilets. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. It is estimated that 50 per cent of this undernutrition is related to diarrhoea or repeated infestations of intestinal nematodes caused by unsafe... Read More

“WHO” is creating awareness for resistance to antibiotics?

Resistance to antibiotics is a serious threat; every year, at least 700,000 people die worldwide from infections that no longer respond to antibiotics. That toll could rise to 10 million by 2050. Pneumonia and malaria are two of the deadliest diseases in the world, and are becoming resistant to antibiotics.... Read More

Preventing Pneumonia to ‘Save the Children‘

Pneumonia has now taken over malaria as the most life threatening disease for children. According to a report by Save the Children, worldwide, “pneumonia kills two children under five every minute or almost one million a year.”  The infection has killed 22,473 Kenyans in 2015 and up to 21,640 in 2014... Read More

5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs Clean Drinking Water

Science clearly states that a human being can survive three weeks without food, but where water is concerned most people can’t go on 3-4 days without it! Dehydration sets in, and even if the person continues to breathe, they will go into shock and become vegetative. In other words, water... Read More

‘Uniting the Nations’ Day

Every year on the 24th October, the humanitarian and development community marks the anniversary of the United Nations charter entering into force in 1945. The day is used to celebrate and show homage to the work of the organisation and also highlight their plans for the future. The worldwide multipurpose... Read More

United Nations General Assembly 2017

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded on 25 September in New York City. Much of the discussion focused on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s theme was Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.  In his closing speech,... Read More

United Nations Report on Sustainable Development Goals

Commenting on the recently published UN report on the progress of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarked that the “rate of progress in many areas is far slower than needed to meet the targets by 2030”. This is highlighted by the rising death rates attributable to... Read More

The Path to Achieving Health SDGs

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a report estimating the amount of investment required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health within an ambitious framework. According to the report, low and middle-income countries would need to part with an additional $134 billion, which would need to reach... Read More

Interview with Gemma Bulos, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Global Women’s Water Initiative

How is the Global Women's Water Initiative involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Global Women's Water Initiative (GWWI) trains the stakeholder who is disproportionately affected by the lack of water and sanitation: women. GWWI trains women to become local WASH experts – technicians, trainers and social entrepreneurs – who are... Read More

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