Media roundup - clean water, wash news, July 9, 2021

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July 9, 2021

Investment in WASH urgent for Covid-19 response: WaterAid 

Daily Star: https://www.thedailystar.net/city/news/investment-wash-urgent-covid-19-response-wateraid-2126165 

Africa

Tanzanian hospital grapples with oxygen shortage 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3yxJ74h 

 

Concern as children's Covid cases rise in Mozambique 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3yElw29 

 

Africa now faces a perfect storm 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3xwdA2U 

 

Rwanda re-opens Covid treatment centres as cases rise 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3qTP5Kk 

 

Ministers die as Namibia faces world’s highest Covid-19 infection rate 

Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/ministers-die-namibia-faces-worlds-highest-covid-19-infection/  

Jacob Zuma turns himself in to South African police 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/8/jacob-zuma-turns-himself-in-to-south-african-police  

Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/police-move-in-as-midnight-zuma-arrest-deadline-looms-fvbhx7jxg  

 

 

Ethiopia urges UN to ‘respect’ AU-led talks on dam 

BBC:https://bbc.in/3hn6mbC 

 

Museveni: Swahili can unite Africa 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3dPOX9t 

 

Malawi leader upset at "ugly" independence day décor 

BBC: https://bbc.in/2UzpuKr 

 

Twenty-seven killed in Eswatini protests – minister 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3xqWt2k 

 

Rights chief blames Ethiopia's politics for crisis 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3qUZwgF 

 

Blinken speaks on political rights for Tanzanians 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3xp4zIQ 

 

Ghana opposition supporters march against killings, lawlessness 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/6/ghana-opposition-supporters-march-against-killings-lawlessness  

 

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma hands himself over to police 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/08/south-africas-former-president-jacob-zuma-to-hand-himself-over-to-police-foundation-says  

 

Asia 

COVID: Rumours make vaccinating Kashmir nomads difficult 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/7/7/covid-rumours-make-vaccinating-kashmir-nomads-difficult 

 

Bangladesh sees record 201 single-day COVID deaths as cases surge 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/8/bangladesh-record-201-covid-deaths

 

Narendra Modi: India PM announces his biggest cabinet reshuffle 

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-57746097 

 

 

Indian farmer chefs reap fame and fortune with a large serving of joy 

Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/indian-farmer-chefs-reap-fame-and-fortune-with-a-large-serving-of-joy-qrqhkntbp  

 

RIP Dilip Kumar: India, Pakistan united in grief for iconic actor 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/7/7/rip-dilip-kumar-india-pakistan-united-in-grief-for-iconic-actor  

 

Why did India open a backchannel to the Taliban? 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/7/7/why-did-india-open-a-backchannel-to-the-taliban  

 

India gets new ministers for health, IT, oil amid COVID crisis 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/8/india-modi-cabinet-reshuffle-ministers  

 

 

Health

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’ 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/08/climate-crisis-may-put-8bn-at-risk-of-malaria-and-dengue  

 

Cholera outbreak hits Plateau; 953 cases, 14 deaths recorded 

Pulse NG: https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/cholera-outbreak-hits-plateau-953-cases-14-deaths-recorded/s2v1lh8 

 

Study uncovers the complex cellular mechanisms of Ebola virus 
News Medical: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210708/Study-uncovers-the-complex-cellular-mechanisms-of-Ebola-virus.aspx 

 

Why nurse prescribers are crucial in the fight against antibiotic resistance 

The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/why-nurse-prescribers-are-crucial-in-the-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance-163600 

WaterAid in the news

BBC World News: Focus on Africa (TV interview with Chilufya Chileshe) 

Clip available to download here: https://we.tl/t-Z3HcmCZuJR  

 

 

BBC World Service: NewsDay (radio interview with Chilufya) 

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172xv2qcy47k4z  

 

Melissa Hemsley: My Sustainable Life (Melissa Hemsley hosts WaterAid’s new podcast, Very Necessary) 
Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/sustainable-living/melissa-hemsley-interview-sustainability-b1879144.html (also syndicated on MSN.com) 

 

‘It’s like yoga for mermaids’: the attraction of wild swimming (gallery marking the launch of WaterAid’s Swim Marathon challenge) 
The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b42293e6-df1e-11eb-bac0-9597568b601f?shareToken=b1f392f950072143a50a5d0c4398d565 
 

Without water and sanitation 1.6 million deaths worldwide (Italian coverage) 
Fortune Italia: https://www.fortuneita.com/2021/07/07/senza-acqua-e-servizi-igienici-16-mln-morti-nel-mondo/  

 
Clean water is a smart and profitable investment (Swedish coverage) 

Göteborgs-Posten: https://www.gp.se/debatt/rent-vatten-%C3%A4r-en-smart-och-l%C3%B6nsam-investering-1.50753173  
 

Access to water and sanitation for everyone reveals trillions of dollars in developing economies (Japanese coverage) 
Jiji: https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=000000053.000016535&g=prt  
Ashahi: https://www.asahi.com/and/pressrelease/406472072/  
Sankei: https://www.sankei.com/economy/news/210707/prl2107071001-n1.html  
OSDN Magazine: https://mag.osdn.jp/pr/21/07/07/173001  

 

Opinion by By Yael Velleman & Helen Hamilton: A health crossroads — will leaders make the right choices? 
Devex: https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-a-health-crossroads-will-leaders-make-the-right-choices-100234  

 

Investment in WASH urgent for Covid-19 response: WaterAid 
Daily Star (Bangladesh): https://www.thedailystar.net/city/news/investment-wash-urgent-covid-19-response-wateraid-2126165  
Business Standard: https://www.tbsnews.net/bangladesh/health/investment-wash-critical-boost-countrys-economy-wateraid-271438  
 

Handwashing ‘impossible’ for one in three amid COVID-19 
Scidevhttps://www.scidev.net/global/news/handwashing-impossible-for-one-in-three-amid-covid-19/  

 

 

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