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

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Community toilet caretaker C. sits outside the toilets in the community toilet complex at a camp, Delhi, India
Image: 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: 
Contractual sanitation workers call off 44-day strike 
The Times of India: 

Clean water, decent toilets and hygiene a challenge for South African Development Community (SADC) - Malawi 
IPP Media: 
Safe drinking water may be out of reach for almost 400,000 Californians 
News Medical: 
How safe is the treatment of our drinking water? 
Kuensel Online: 
Kerala Water Authority to use water stethoscopes to identify leaks in supply lines 
Times of India: 
Soilless agriculture could provide solution to water scarcity 
Ammon News: 
Artificial intelligence for water intelligence 
Geek Time: 
Reviving India’s sanitation systems 
Down to Earth: 
3 acquitted in death of sanitation worker 
Times of India: 
Amritsar municipal corporations negligence comes to fore after death of sanitation worker 
India Tribune: 
UN Women calls for wider access to menstrual hygiene and sanitation facilities 
The Star:


With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school 
South African Officials Count Losses After Deadly Floods 

South African Minister Clarifies Key Decisions as Schools Reopen 
Cape Town dams at 97% — but no room for complacency 
Daily Maverick: 

Nigeria ends its Twitter ban after seven months 
Al Jazeera:  
BBC - 
The birds and the “be quiet” A Ugandan court has unbanned sex education  
Blockade creates ‘hell’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray: WHO 
Al Jaz:  
Ethiopia’s offer of talks signals breakthrough in Tigrayan conflict 
Southern Africa bloc SADC extends Mozambique mission 
Al Jazeera:  
Three killed, many wounded in Nigeria church collapse 
Al Jazeera:  
Sahel violence threatens West African coastal states 
Al Jazeera:  

#AfricaClimateCrisis Undermining Girls' Education in Malawi 


The covid-19 pandemic pushed millions of Indians into poverty But inequality may have decreased 
The city in Pakistan where church, mosque and temple stand side by side 
Hundreds protest in India’s Nagaland against controversial law 
Al Jazeera:   



Nigeria experiences its worst cholera outbreak in a decade 
Irish Times: 
Nigeria lifts ban on Twitter after seven months 

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Rapid testing can detect Ebola-related deaths, reducing transmission through burials 

Superbug onslaught fears: Researchers discover bacteria resistant to vital antibiotic 



WaterAid in the news

Learning from WaterAid Municipal-wide Open Defecation Free Programme in Timor-Leste 
Water for Women Fund: 
Water for Women Fund: 
Water for Women Fund: 
Haul From Giving Vending Machines Approached $4 Million 

The Non Profit Times:

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

New Tel: 
NG Guardian: 

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