Media roundup - clean water, wash news, July 2, 2021

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July 2, 2021

Global Sanitation & Transforming the Toilet 

NPR: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/30/1011758750/global-sanitation-transforming-the-toilet?t=1625127421231 

WFUV: https://wfuv.org/content/half-world-lacks-proper-sanitation-it-possible-transform-toilet 

 

Why Do Board Directors And CEOs Need To Value UN Sustainability Goal 6 ? - Clean Water And Sanitation For All 

Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/cindygordon/2021/06/30/why-do-board-directors-and-ceos-need-to-value-un-sustainability-goal-6-clean-water-and-sanitation-for-all/?sh=363aed92cd50 

Africa

Covid infections now surging in rural African areas 

Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/covid-delta-variant-africa-zimbabwe-b1875365.html  

 

Scientists urge UK to expand official list of Covid symptoms 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/01/scientists-urge-uk-to-expand-official-list-of-covid-symptoms 

Asia 

COVID variant forces new Bangladesh lockdown, US sends vaccine 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/30/covid-variant-bangladesh-lockdown-us-vaccine 

Health

China declared officially malaria-free by WHO 

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-57670189 
 

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle 

Eurek Alert: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uog-abf063021.php 

 

Prioritising menstrual health and hygiene during emergencies

India Development Review: Integrating menstrual health and hygiene in the COVID-19 response | IDR (idronline.org) 

  

WaterAid in the news

How are sanitation and waste workers dealing with Covid-19 pandemic? 

Daily Star: https://www.thedailystar.net/star-live/news/how-are-sanitation-and-waste-workers-dealing-covid-19-pandemic-2121269 

 

Rehabilitate and empower to break the vicious cycle of manual scavenging

The Indian Express: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/rehabilitate-and-empower-to-break-the-vicious-cycle-of-manual-scavenging-7381451/ 

 

 

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