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After a Bidding Frenzy, a Hat Finds a New Home and UNICEF Gains Valuable Funds
Offbeat  (tags: Princess Beatrice, hat, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wedding, UNICEF, children, goodnews, malaria nets, measles vaccinations, school supplies, saving lives, awareness )

Rosemary
- 1550 days ago - un.org
Thousands of anti-malaria mosquito nets, countless school supplies or hundreds of thousands of measles vaccinations can now be bought by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) after a notorious hat sold at auction yesterday. Continues...
HAITI: Piloting a New and Improved "Flying Toilet"
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, Haiti, latrines, flying toilet, slums, compost, plastic bag, Peepoo, Oxfam, sanitation, WHO, UNICEF, compost toilet, releaf, health, human faeces )

Naoko
- 1856 days ago - irinnews.org
In slums worldwide, residents unable to reach a latrine defecate in a plastic bag and then sling it over the rooftops (flying toilet). But in Haiti, aid teams are testing a specially treated bag designed to turn human faeces into compost within weeks.
NEPAL : Menstruating Girls Miss Out On School
Offbeat  (tags: culture, gender issue, education, girls, menstruating, miss out classes, lack of privacy, poor sanitation, UNICEF, water, humiliation )

Naoko
- 1947 days ago - irinnews.org
Girls who are menstruating are less likely to attend classes, undermining their prospects for completing their education, experts say.
   

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