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2012-06-13 14:44:59

Maintaining the world’s large river basins will be a key to bolstering the overall health and economies of the regions containing them, according to a new report by the United Nations.

2011-09-14 12:12:09

As governments prepare to gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 19 and 20, a new report published by a group of six influential aid agencies provides clear and compelling evidence that a combined approach to tackling poverty and disease—that brings together work on water and sanitation, health, education, and nutrition/food security—achieves better results for the world's poorest.

2011-07-19 07:30:00

New Strategy Promotes Adoption of Safe, Affordable Sanitation in the Developing World KIGALI, Rwanda, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean, sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world.

2010-04-22 15:09:00

Countries with the greatest unmet sanitation and water needs most often receive little or no aid WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for sanitation and water fell from 8% of total development aid to 5%, lower than commitments for health, education, transport, energy and agriculture, according to the latest UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report, launched yesterday by UN-Water and the World Health...

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2010-04-14 14:11:18

UNU-INWEH report offers 9-point prescription for achieving Millennium Development Goal for sanitation by 2015.

2010-03-22 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction joins other U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in calling for the United States government to commit available resources to solve the world's growing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) crisis.


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