Environmental Surveillance of Schistosomiasis in ‘End Game’ Interventions

March 7, 2017  |  by

Published on January 15th in the journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a new article looks at the key aspects of environmental transmission of schistosomiasis, a waterborne disease spread through aquatic snails. In this blog, author Russell Stothard discusses aims to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like schistosomiasis and man made environments and conditions that can…

Reducing Early Childhood Diarrhea Through Improved Learning

July 25, 2016  | 

Despite the availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use technologies and simple behaviors that can prevent diarrhea, it was an unpleasant surprise for me to learn that it kills more than half a million children a year, predominantly in the developing world. More troubling still, social scientists have found it challenging to get high adoption rates and…

Recap of UNC Water and Health Conference

November 9, 2015  |  by

In followup to the University of North Carolina’s Water and Health Conference, which took place October 26-30, we’ve rounded up a number of tweets from conference presenters and participants. The conference covered a number of issues including drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources with a strong public health emphasis.   Conf sponsor and partner @hiltonfound has…

Stars Foundation Announces New Award Category for WASH

November 6, 2013  |  by

At the Stars Foundation, we have spent the last 12 years identifying and investing in exceptional organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Since 2007, we have focused our energy on the annual Impact Awards – a program that recognizes and rewards outstanding local organizations operating in the countries with the highest rates…

Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Impact

March 18, 2013  |  by

Young girl filling jerricans in the Ogurotapa village of the Pallisa district, Southeast Uganda. Credit: Rudi Dundas Tell us about the H2O+ Uganda initiative BPN helped to launch last year. H2O+ is a multi-sector initiative designed to eliminate the root causes of poverty. We developed the H2O+ initiative to reduce morbidity and mortality rates, and…