Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, August 27, 2021

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27 August 2021
WaterAid/ Jordi Ruiz Cirera

August 27, 2021

Decommissioned buses turned into public toilets for India's female commuters 
National News: https://www.thenationalnews.com/lifestyle/wellbeing/2021/08/26/public-toilets-in-decommissioned-buses-help-to-meet-the-needs-of-female-commuters-in-india/ 
 
Adequate sanitation key to socio-economic development 
News Ghana: https://newsghana.com.gh/adequate-sanitation-key-to-socio-economic-development-stakeholders/ 
 

Africa

Covid vaccine triples in Africa, but still low 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/26/who-covid-19-vaccination-triples-in-africa-but-still-low  

Malaria trial shows striking 70% reduction in severe illness in children 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/aug/26/malaria-trial-shows-striking-70-reduction-in-severe-illness-in-children  

Nigerian medics recruited for Saudi jobs amid strike 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-47639452 

Nigeria: Gunmen free kidnapped schoolchildren 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58351793 
 
Mali’s former PM arrested over corruption claims 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/26/mali-ex-pm-boubeye-maiga-arrested-over-corruption-claims  
 
More than 210 killed in violence in west Ethiopia 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/26/ethiopia-rights-commission-says-150-killed-in-attack-in-oromiya
 

Asia 


Rohingya refugee children self-harming after fires, floods and Covid-19 
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/rohingya-refugee-children-self-harming-fires-floods-covid-19/  
 
Covid vaccine: More than half of Indian adults have had first jab 

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-56345591 
 
India asks 2 states to consider night curfews as Covid cases surge 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/27/india-states-kerala-maharashtra-night-curfews-covid-cases

  

WaterAid in the news

PepsiCo Announces "Net Water Positive" Commitment By 2030 

  • ESI Africa: https://www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/water/pepsico-bringing-safe-water-to-sub-saharan-africa-with-1m-programme/
  • Business Tech Africa: https://www.businesstechafrica.co.za/energy/pepsico-announces-1-million-safe-water-investment-in-sub-saharan-africa/ 
  • Diversity Global: https://diversityglobal.com/web/Article.aspx?id=PepsiCo-Announces-Net-Water-Positive-Commitment-By-2030-4191 

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