Entries by Elena Bruess

HotSpots H2O : Tensions Rise in Horn of Africa as Ethiopia Fills Controversial Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, situated snuggly between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on the Blue Nile, has brought years of controversy to the Horn of Africa.

Kenya Looks to Sustain Health Focus Beyond the Pandemic

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Kenya, a coordinated effort by the government and aid organizations addresses water, hygiene, and sanitation.

HotSpots H2O: In Burkina Faso, Seasonal Floods Spread Illness, Uproot People

The rainy season has hit Burkina Faso, and with it an array of flooding and waterborne disease that has uprooted people from their homes.

In Burkina Faso, Clean Water Was Scarce. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The most vulnerable people to the new coronavirus are those without clean water access. In Burkina Faso, that’s about half the country.

In Nigeria, Doctors Turn to Basic Hygiene to Slow Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads through Africa’s most populous country, a health foundation pushes for better access to water, sanitation and hygiene.