WASH and Drugs (The Good Kind): The Three-Legged Race Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

May 29, 2012  |  by

Water access and hand-washing programs in Guatemala help to reduce the transmission of diseases such as soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma. Credit: Stephanie Ogden Years ago, I trained women in rural and remote areas of Central America to be community visual health promoters. They knew the very basics of eye disease and visual impairments, and could…

Spotlight On… Merck

May 14, 2012  |  by

Merck and Safe Water Network are working together to bring sustainable water solutions to the rural poor in India. The new partnership will provide safe water access to another 20,000-30,000 people, such as this mother and child in Warangal in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I sense the question on everyone’s mind when…

Unlocking WASH Knowledge and Know-How

May 7, 2012  |  by

What if there was a way for the WASH sector to unlock the hidden knowledge of sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation programs?  Blue Planet Network (BPN), an online global platform and network of 90+ WASH funders and implementing organizations, is designed to encourage collaboration, increase impact, and promote a cross-sector focus on project results…