Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, January 14, 2022

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13 January 2022
WaterAid/ Eliza Powell

January 14, 2022

All the water, sanitation and hygiene news that's fit to publish.

Residents: Noida not carrying out sanitation drives 
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/residents-noida-not-carrying-out-sanitation-drives/articleshow/88864318.cms 
 
Contractual sanitation workers call off 44-day strike 
The Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/contractual-sanitation-workers-call-off-44-day-strike/articleshow/88864601.cms 
 

Clean water, decent toilets and hygiene a challenge for South African Development Community (SADC) - Malawi 
IPP Media: https://www.ippmedia.com/en/features/clean-water-decent-toilets-and-hygiene-challenge-sadc 
 
Safe drinking water may be out of reach for almost 400,000 Californians 
News Medical: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20220111/Safe-drinking-water-may-be-out-of-reach-for-almost-400000-Californians-analysis-reveals.aspx 
 
How safe is the treatment of our drinking water? 
Kuensel Online: https://kuenselonline.com/how-safe-is-the-treatment-of-our-drinking-water/ 
 
Kerala Water Authority to use water stethoscopes to identify leaks in supply lines 
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/kwa-to-use-water-stethoscopes-to-identify-leaks-in-supply-lines/articleshow/88843391.cms 
 
Soilless agriculture could provide solution to water scarcity 
Ammon News: https://en.ammonnews.net/article/55772 
 
Artificial intelligence for water intelligence 
Geek Time: https://www.geektime.com/wint-raises-15-million-insight-partners/ 
 
Reviving India’s sanitation systems 
Down to Earth: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/rural-water-and-sanitation/what-a-waste-reviving-india-s-sanitation-systems-81055 
 
3 acquitted in death of sanitation worker 
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/3-acquitted-in-death-of-sanitation-worker/articleshow/88843036.cms 
 
Amritsar municipal corporations negligence comes to fore after death of sanitation worker 
India Tribune: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/amritsar-municipal-corporations-negligence-comes-to-fore-360536 
 
UN Women calls for wider access to menstrual hygiene and sanitation facilities 
The Star: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2022-01-11-un-women-calls-for-wider-access-to-menstrual-hygiene-sanitation-facilities/
 

Africa

With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/zimbabwe-virginia-girls-police-covid-b1991296.html  
 
South African Officials Count Losses After Deadly Floods 
AllAfrica: https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00080794.html 

South African Minister Clarifies Key Decisions as Schools Reopen 
AllAfrica: https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00080792.html 
 
Cape Town dams at 97% — but no room for complacency 
Daily Maverick: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-01-06-cape-town-dams-at-97-but-no-room-for-complacency/ 

Nigeria ends its Twitter ban after seven months 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2022/1/12/nigeria-ends-its-twitter-ban-after-seven-months  
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/81764d61-6a3a-4914-b6d6-69d56d256b2a  
BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59958417 
 
The birds and the “be quiet” A Ugandan court has unbanned sex education  
Economist: https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/01/08/a-ugandan-court-has-unbanned-sex-education 
 
Blockade creates ‘hell’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray: WHO 
Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/12/blockade-creates-hell-in-ethiopias-tigray-who  
 
Ethiopia’s offer of talks signals breakthrough in Tigrayan conflict 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/b654f120-01aa-41b1-92e2-f3017b7845bf  
 
Southern Africa bloc SADC extends Mozambique mission 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/12/southern-africa-bloc-sadc-extends-mozambique-mission  
 
Three killed, many wounded in Nigeria church collapse 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/12/three-dead-in-nigeria-church-collapse-police  
 
Sahel violence threatens West African coastal states 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/12/sahel-violence-threatens-west-african-coastal-states  

#AfricaClimateCrisis Undermining Girls' Education in Malawi 
AllAfrica: https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00080784.html 

Asia

The covid-19 pandemic pushed millions of Indians into poverty But inequality may have decreased 
Economist: https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2022/01/12/the-covid-19-pandemic-pushed-millions-of-indians-into-poverty  
 
The city in Pakistan where church, mosque and temple stand side by side 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/pakistan-religious-harmony-church-mosque-b1991629.html  
 
Hundreds protest in India’s Nagaland against controversial law 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2022/1/13/in-pictures-hundreds-protest-afspa-nagaland-army-northeast   

 

Health
 


Nigeria experiences its worst cholera outbreak in a decade 
Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/nigeria-experiences-its-worst-cholera-outbreak-in-a-decade-1.4774872 
 
Nigeria lifts ban on Twitter after seven months 

(Scroll down live news feed to 0850) https://news.sky.com/story/world-news-latest-russia-seeks-ban-on-future-nato-expansion-during-tense-talks-with-us-12512951 
 
Rapid testing can detect Ebola-related deaths, reducing transmission through burials 

Healio: https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20220112/rapid-testing-can-detect-ebolarelated-deaths-reducing-transmission-through-burials 
 
Superbug onslaught fears: Researchers discover bacteria resistant to vital antibiotic 

Express: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1549199/superbug-fears-bacteria-mcr9-gene-antibiotic-who-world-health-organisation-update 

 

WaterAid in the news

Learning from WaterAid Municipal-wide Open Defecation Free Programme in Timor-Leste 
Water for Women Fund: https://www.waterforwomenfund.org/en/news/learning-from-wateraid-municipal-wide-odf-programme-in-timor-leste.aspx 
Water for Women Fund: https://www.waterforwomenfund.org/en/news/strengthening-wash-systems-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.aspx 
Water for Women Fund: https://www.waterforwomenfund.org/en/news/A_Rapid_assessment_of_barriers_and_opportunities_to_making_the_COVID-19.aspx 
 
Haul From Giving Vending Machines Approached $4 Million 

The Non Profit Times: https://www.thenonprofittimes.com/fundraising/haul-from-giving-vending-machines-approached-4-million/


WaterAid launches animation to highlight how a lack of clean water keeps girls out of school 
Ethical Marketing News: https://ethicalmarketingnews.com/tag/lack-of-clean-water 
 
Nigerian Breweries Plc, Heineken Africa Foundation Donate N48m Equipment To UBTH Neo-Natal Unit 

New Tel: https://www.newtelegraphng.com/nigerian-breweries-plc-heineken-africa-foundation-donate-n48m-equipment-to-ubth-neo-natal-unit/ 
NG Guardian: https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/foundation-donates-n48m-equipment-to-ubth/ 

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