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Christine Ro

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26 September 2019

Bhutan

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Bhutan has committed to eliminating malaria from the country, as in on track to do so thanks in part to the Bhutanese government's consistent persistence to raise public awareness. Arming citizens with mosquito nets, ...

Chicago Tribune

Karen Berkowitz

12 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In 2013, the United Nations deemed access to menstrual supplies a human right. Since then, Illinois has taken a number of steps to make access to these products even easier. This story includes solutions such as free ...

Things that Work Uganda

Kiberu Gideon

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Solar-powered pumps can improve access to clean water for displaced populations. The United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program have sponsored the...

Things that Work Uganda

Cynthia Rukundo

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Menstrual hygiene can be a challenge especially in Bidibidi, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. However, with the help of Catholic Relief Service (CARITAS), women are now being trained in how to make...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

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Kumasi Aaron

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24 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Backed by $160,000 in philanthropic donations, two laundry trucks frequent 7-8 locations in Denver, Colorado to offer laundry services for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Clean clothes are vital t...

CBS News

Jeff Glor

26 March 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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After high school principle Akbar Cook realized that students weren't coming to school because they were embarrassed about wearing dirty clothing, he created a school laundry room with 5 commercial-grade washers and d...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

22 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Laundry machines are an increasingly common sight on the campuses of Denver elementary schools. "A lot of times our teaching goes beyond the academic piece,” one principal said. “Teaching kids how to do laundry is a l...

The New York Times

Emily S. Rueb

13 March 2019

United States

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Schools have found that, among other deterrents, dirty clothes are one reason students skip school. Some, serving predominantly low-income populations, have now installed washing machines within their buildings, offer...

Rethink

Chelsea Wald

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28 February 2019

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

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A nonprofit in Haiti called SOIL with a business arm called EkoLakay is bringing back the old-fashioned idea of a container-based sanitation system. Customers rent toilets with containers in them, use them, and return...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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4 February 2019

Kaduna, Nigeria

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Food demonstrations and education campaigns enroll mothers in the fight against malnutrition and stunting among children. With 30% of children in Nigeria suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to a 2018...

The Huffington Post

Oliver Balch

16 January 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

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The Bill Gates Foundation is currently funding a number of organizations that seek to solve the rate of open defecation by creating low-cost toilets that utilize the feces within them. One organization, called Sanergy...

NBC News

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Priti Gupta

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10 January 2019

Pune, India

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Public restrooms are not the norm throughout India, making open defecation a well-practiced habit, but in Nune, India, a Toilet Board Coalition is working to change that. From mobile bathrooms to built in sensors that...

Talk Africa

Henry Owino

2 October 2018

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In a slum in Kiberia, Kenya, a new invention called Peepoople Kenya (or Peepoo for short) is addressing a mounting sanitation issue from open defecation and lack of clean facilities. The solution is a single-use, biod...

New Vision

Lillian Namusoke Magezi

14 August 2018

Uganda

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Trachoma is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness, but mass antibiotic treatment helped rural Ugandans reduce trachoma cases. By instituting a treatment plan that met rural residents where they live, educ...

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Nnenna Ibeh

2 August 2018

Aguata, Anambra, Nigeria

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Students in Nigeria's Ezinifite school are working to promote good hygiene at school and at home. The school installed flush toilets and hand-washing stations to cut down on the spread of germs. Now, students are taki...

Southerly

Melissa Brown

25 July 2018

Alabama, United States

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Improving sanitation and hygiene in rural communities requires coordinating experts and policy makers to find solutions that fit. In addition to coordinating research projects on alternative forms of sewage and wastew...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

16 July 2018

Geta, Nepal

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To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...

News Deeply

Didem Tali

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17 May 2018

Pursat, Cambodia

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To combat potentially fatal hygiene practices, women in Cambodia have learned how to build and sell toilets, breaking into a historically male-dominated field. The small businesses have resulted in hundreds of sales w...

Civic Ideas

Dominic Kirui

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3 December 2017

Botoret, Kenya

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After learning that poor hygiene and sanitation practices often leads to an increase in diseases, on man in Kenya decided to install pit latrines for his community to lead by example. This practice, along with other a...

News Deeply

Sally Nyakanyanga

9 November 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Young women and girls in Africa face difficult stigmas when menstruating, as well as prohibitive costs to hygiene items and other resources, leading many of them to miss critical days at school and otherwise be left ...

BBC

Gemma Newby

28 March 2017

Cap-Haïtien, Department of Nord, Haiti

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Haiti is currently battling the biggest cholera epidemic in recent history caused by lack of access to clean drinking water. Soil is an NGO which delivers dry, compost toilets to peoples’ homes - alternatives to wat...

The Huffington Post

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

24 February 2017

Mozambique

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In Nampula, Mozambique, people living in remote, rural communities do not seek medical attention when they get sick because of myths that diseases are caused by spirits. So a non-profit, Malaria Consortium, is trainin...

Devex

Anna Patton

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10 October 2016

Uganda

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AFRIpads was started in order to provide reusable sanitary pads to women in Uganda who were otherwise using unsanitary local materials and experiencing discomfort and health issues. AFRIpads is a cost friendly and ef...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Justus Wanzala

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12 July 2016

Narok, Kenya

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Harvesting rainwater is a necessary practice throughout Kenya, but is especially important in the areas of the country that are arid or semiarid. The African Water Bank has made this process more accessibly to many in...

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