Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, September 24, 2021

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24 September 2021
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September 24, 2021


Hand Hygiene: A Window To Your Overall Health. Five Diseases India Can Stamp Out By Focusing On Handwashing 
Swach India: https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/hand-hygiene-a-window-to-your-overall-health-five-diseases-india-can-stamp-out-by-focusing-on-handwashing-63001/ 
 
Zimbabwe: Dire Lack of Clean Water in Capital 
HRW: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/09/22/zimbabwe-dire-lack-clean-water-capital 
 
#SwasthBharat: Hand Hygiene – Why, How & When. A Quick Guide 
Swach India: https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/swasthbharat-hand-hygiene-why-how-when-a-quick-guide-62872/ 

The smart toilet era is here! Are you ready to share your analprint with big tech?  
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/23/the-smart-toilet-era-is-here-are-you-ready-to-share-your-analprint-with-big-tech  
 
The importance of handwashing in the COVID-19 era: Back to basics 
News Medical Net: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210922/The-importance-of-handwashing-in-the-COVID-19-era-Back-to-basics.aspx 
 

Africa

Uganda targets over 10% jabs before schools resume 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3hZLg2R 
 
WHO urges delivery of vaccines pledged to Africa 
BBC: https://bbc.in/2ZpIe1F
 
South Sudanese refugees homeless again after Sudan floods 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/9/23/photos-south-sudanese-refugees-homeless-again-after-sudan-floods 
 
Unending cholera outbreaks in Nigeria 
Vanguard: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/09/unending-cholera-outbreaks-in-nigeria/ 
 
‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionize west African farming 

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/22/ecofeminism-is-about-respect-the-activist-working-to-revolutionise-west-african-farming  
 
Religious rehab centres fill gap as Nigeria grapples with soaring drug use 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/21/religious-rehab-centres-fill-gap-as-nigeria-grapples-with-soaring-drug-use  

Hotel Rwanda hero jailing sparks row with Belgium 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/africa/live 

Asia 

Covishield: UK recognises Covid jab after India outcry 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-58647433 
 
‘We don’t know where our mother or father is’: Hazara refugees in Pakistan fear for their families and future 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/hazara-afghan-refugees-pakistan-b1925011.html 
 
Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/23/thousands-of-civilians-flee-myanmar-town-after-military-clash-with-rebels  


Myanmar: Whole town flees amid fierce fighting 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58650762 

WaterAid in the news


How water in 48 countries is key to the success of the world’s most important climate summit 
https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/wateraid/how-water-in-48-countries-is-key-to-the-success-of-the-worlds-most-i

Getting the most from a corporate partnership – 5 charity views- includes comment from WaterAid’s Celeste Mottahedin-Fardo 
Join Donate: https://join-donate.blogspot.com/2021/09/getting-most-from-corporate-partnership.html 
 
The partnership that’s changing South Africa’s access to clean water and decent toilets in schools 
News 24: https://www.news24.com/news24/partnercontent/the-partnership-thats-changing-south-africas-access-to-clean-water-and-decent-toilets-in-schools-20210921 

 
WaterAid and Helmsley Charitable Trust bring clean water to Zambian health centers 
Smart Water magazine: https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/wateraid/wateraid-and-helmsley-charitable-trust-bring-clean-water-zambian-health-centers 
 
Open defecation: Borno urged to declare state of emergency 
Environmental Watch Magazine: https://environmentalwatchmagazine.wordpress.com/2021/09/21/open-defecation-borno-urged-to-declare-state-of-emergency/ 

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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.

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