Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the news
COVID-19 worsens water crisis
Opinion: Imagine COVID-19 in a world with water and sanitation for all
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/8/11/imagine-covid-19-in-a-world-with-water-and-sanitation-for-all
WHO to trial malaria, arthritis drugs as COVID treatments
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/12/drugs-for-malaria-arthritis-join-who-trial-on-covid-treatments
Sometimes thinking of Africa in its entirety can be useful
Shell to pay $111m over decades-old oil spills in Nigeria
The Guardian view on Ethiopia’s war: from very bad to worse
Zambia election: Democracy at risk amid President Lungu’s debt disaster.
Covid-19: Fears over sharp rise in diabetes in India
Cholera spreads in Nigeria as 146 confirmed dead in Kebbi
Premium Times: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/478719-cholera-spreads-in-nigeria-as-146-confirmed-dead-in-kebbi.html
More than 150 people in isolation as health authorities race to contain Ebola-like Marburg virus
WaterAid in the news
Food shortages and ruined livelihoods: Malawi’s vanishing lake reveals human cost of climate change
WaterAid: Climate Stories by Don't Panic
The Drum: https://www.thedrum.com/creative-works/project/dont-panic-wateraid-climate-stories
Best Ads on TV: https://www.bestadsontv.com/ad/128836/Wateraid-Climate-Stories-Natural-Disaster
From advocacy to engineering, we cover a lot of ground, but the fundamentals of our work are simple:
Clean water infrastructure means people can access clean, running water 365 days a year.
Toilets matter more than you might think. Sanitation is fundamental for the dignity and health of a community.
Hygiene is the final piece of the puzzle. Good hygiene helps people stay healthier, it prevents the spread of diseases and allows people to flourish.