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A safer start in life: handwashing and child health in Kisumu, Kenya

We outline handwashing and child health in informal settlements in Kisumu, Kenya; plans to improve it; and we need to do. Calling for: • Understanding of barriers to hand hygiene • Recognition of links between diarrhoea, malnutrition & life prospects • Greater funding for hygiene programmes

Poverty cannot be tackled without fighting climate change: new report

A new report by Practical Action and partner NGOs has highlighted the links between global poverty and climate change against the backdrop of a meeting of world leaders in New York in September at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It says the conference offers a vital opportunity for the international community to tackle climate change, which is driving people into poverty.