Water and Hygiene

To Make Change, Ask an Abuela

For years, there has been a lot of activity in the rural Western Highlands of Guatemala to reduce the malnutrition and disease suffered by the impoverished, indigenous people there. Many organizations focused their many messages on young new mothers, highlighting the importance of breastfeeding and

Read More »
As HC3 Closes, New Chapter Opens

In 2012, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) embarked on a mission, backed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and supported by several international partners. As the leader of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative project (HC3), we set out to

Read More »
When Water is Both Holy and Polluted

What happens when a body of water that is worshiped for its spiritual properties is also one of the most polluted rivers in the world? 120 million people travelled to Allahabad during the Maha Kumbh Mela this year to wash away their sins and attain

Read More »
Washing their Way to a Healthier Future in Nigeria

Do high quality basic education and improved hygiene practices go hand in hand? The Northern Education Initiative (NEI) says yes, and has used this premise to drive the project’s recent efforts. NEI, a USAID-funded project that helps local and state agencies in Bauchi and Sokoto

Read More »
Ugandan Youth Promote Safe Water Practices

Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. The torment faced by Samuel Coleridge’s “Ancient Mariner” is shared by 1.1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to safe drinking water. This lack of access has deadly consequences. 400 children under age five die

Read More »