Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022
All the water, sanitation and hygiene news that's fit to publish.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the news
Acute water scarcity hits Niger communities
Nigeria makes nationwide efforts to curtail Lassa fever outbreak
Gazette NR: https://gazettengr.com/nigeria-makes-nationwide-efforts-to-curtail-lassa-fever-outbreak/
WaterAid in the news
Pakistan President calls for comprehensive solutions for effective water management
Daily Times - https://dailytimes.com.pk/871907/president-calls-for-comprehensive-solutions-for-effective-water-management/
Extreme Poverty Rises in West Africa Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?
BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-60039138
Africa CDC chief calls for COVID vaccines with longer shelf life
Al Jazeera - https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/20/africa-calls-for-donated-vaccines-with-shelf-life-of-3-to-6-month
False banana: Is Ethiopia's enset 'wondercrop' for climate change?
BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60074407
Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion near Bogoso
BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-60074511
Burkina Faso authorities ban planned Ouagadougou protests
Al Jazeera https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/21/burkina-faso-authorities-ban-planned-ouagadougou-protests
Nestle withdraws Hindu KitKat range in India over accusations of disrespect
This is good news! Port in a storm: the trailblazing town welcoming climate refugees in Bangladesh
The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/24/port-in-a-storm-the-trailblazing-town-welcoming-climate-refugees-in-bangladesh
Antibiotic Resistance Killed 1.2 Million People In 2019, Study Finds, A Leading Cause Of Death
Op-Ed: Drug-resistant infections are a rapidly escalating global health crisis – we need to fight back
WaterAid in the news
WaterAid statement in response to The Lancet article: Investment in water, sanitation and hygiene is critical in fight against silent killer of millions
Relief Web: https://reliefweb.int/report/world/investment-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-critical-fight-against-silent-killer-millions
The urgent need for clean water at home and abroad - Claire Seaward warns of the spread of drug-resistant infections through dirty water
New Zealand News: https://newzealand.shafaqna.com/EN/AL/1048762
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.