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Annie Feighery is a mother, global health researcher, and social entrepreneur in New York City. Her work focuses on technology, maternal health, and water.

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It’s World Pneumonia Day. Here’s What We Can Do To Fight the Number 1 Killer of Children Under 5

In 2011, pneumonia caused at least 1.3 million deaths for children under five worldwide.

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With Sandy Looming, Will Americans Experience A Potable Water Crisis?

UN Dispatch contributor Annie Feighery weighs in on how Hurricane Sandy may affect water supplies on the East Coast.

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Why There is Much to Celebrate this World Water Week

Yesterday, the 2012 World Water Week began. This annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden is the planet’s largest gathering of water-related scientists, managers, NGO leaders, and multilateral organizations. This year’s conference lies in the shadow of the coming due 2015 due date for the Millennium Development Goals related to water and sanitation.

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‘The @CoryBooker of Rwanda’ – The Health Minister Who Solves Problems Tweet-by-Tweet

An innovative health minister in Rwanda is changing the way health statistics are gathered and health care is delivered…by taking her cause to Twitter.

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What Have We Learned from the Millennium Villages Project?

Results of a new study suggest international development researchers still don’t know how to stop child mortality. It is time to work harder at innovating and evaluating new solutions rather than celebrating a modest result.

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Searching for Safe Water in New York City on World Water Day

What would happen if the water supply to largest city in the wealthiest country of the world is suddenly cut off?

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