environmental health

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The Water and Development Alliance

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations and, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote improved water management and expand clean water access to help build sustainable communities in the developing world.

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH & Neglected Tropical Diseases

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Activity

Marine Protected Areas Governance Program

Indonesia is located at the epicenter of the Coral Triangle – an area of outstanding marine biodiversity including the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. In 2007, then Indonesian President Yudhoyono initiated a multilateral partnership to safeguard the region’s extraordinary marine and coastal biological resources. Coral reefs are habitats for the majority of fish caught by coastal fishers and support millions of jobs and subsistence livelihoods in Indonesia.

Evaluation

Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Mid-Term Evaluation Review - Final Report

At the mid-point of the project, IUWASH is now well advanced towards meeting its objectives. Its contributions are much appreciated by central government, not only for its support to the water and sanitation sectors in respect of its own statement of work, but also because of its leverage of other GOI and donor investments and technical assistance, particularly so in respect of the evolving sanitation sector.

Evaluation

USAID/India Health of the Urban Poor Program Mid-Term Evaluation Report

In India, the urban poor are among the fastest growing and especially vulnerable sub-populations, having limited access to clean water, sanitation, and health care. Despite compelling need, urban health has not been a priority issue and receives less attention than rural health care.

Evaluation

Integrated Health Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Final Performance Evaluation

The five-year IHP supported the DRC’s National Health Development Plan (Plan National de Développement Sanitaire (PNDS), MSP, 2011–2015). The IHP’s main goal was to improve the enabling environment for and increase the availability and use of high-impact services, products, and practices for family planning (FP), maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), nutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in target health zones (HZs).

Evaluation

USAID/India Health of the Urban Poor Program Final Evaluation Report

India has made progress in achieving health outcomes over the last decades, especially in rural areas; but the urban poor have generally not benefited. The delivery of health services in urban areas has been suboptimal and fragmented. As a policy response, in May 2013, the Government of India (GOI) launched the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to strengthen health service delivery in urban areas.