Tag Archives: Sanitation

Sanitation Now U.N. Human Right, Protecting Against Deadly Infection

New York, N.Y.  With more than 2.5 billion people worldwide, one third of the total population, living without access to proper toilets, the United Nations General Assembly has recognised sanitation as a separate human right in a bid to curb a major source of deadly infections. A child washes himself in Kallyanpur, a slum in […]

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Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

New York, N.Y.  The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene – and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children, including 200,000 children in India, die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. Habitat for Humanity (LINK) is a […]

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Marking World Toilet Day, U.N. urges ‘Open, Frank’ Discussion

New York, N.Y. On World Toilet Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to comprehensively address the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of this year’s observance of the Day. Children are using toilet facilities […]

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Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby. Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor. At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe you have […]

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U.N.: Hand-Washing Can Cut Half Million Deaths Annually

New York, N.Y.  From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam millions of children are today taking part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day, driving home the message that the simple use of soap and water can slash highly preventable diarrhoeal diseases that kill 1,400 children under five every day. In […]

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Cambodian Children’s Hospital Benefits In N.Y. & L.A.

New York, N.Y.  I have been a friend of Friends Without A Border(FWAB), the international fundraising source of theAngkor Hospital for Children (AHC), for several years.  Several of my friends are involved, including Nerou Cheng, Akiko Arai, and Alisa Chazani. The founder of the hospital is New York-based Japanese-American photographer Kenro Izu, a unique thought leader and […]

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