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Building Healthy Cities Resource Bin

Week of March 23, 2021

This email provides a weekly summary of collected resources that are relevant to BHC's activities. BHC is currently engaged in four cities: Da Nang, Vietnam; Indore, India; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Makassar, Indonesia.

The full content can be found at the individual links below or upon request. If there are resources you would like to share with the BHC team, please send them to Lauren Azmon at

New Resource Bin Content

Title: Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World 
Source: New York Times 
Author: Selam Gebrekidan and Matt Apuzzo
Publication Date: March 21, 2021 
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
Despite warnings, American and European officials gave up leverage that could have guaranteed access for billions of people. That risks prolonging the pandemic. This article discusses the current global political situation that is making it more difficult for developing nations to get vaccines. 

Title: COVID-19 vaccine developer in Vietnam willing to share data
Source: Devex
Author: Jenny Lei Ravelo
Publication Date: 18 March 2021
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
 A Vietnamese company that has developed a COVID-19 vaccine says it is willing to share data with others, but the challenge is finding manufacturers for the vaccine in low-income countries.  

TitleOne in five children globally does not have enough water to meet their everyday needs
Source: UNICEF
Author: UNICEF 
Publication Date: 17 March 2021
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
UNICEF launches new initiative, Water Security for All, to mobilize global support and resources to reach children in water vulnerable hotspots. The initiative aims to mobilize resources, partnerships, innovation and global response to identified hotspots where the need for safe, resilient and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services is the greatest and most urgent.

Title: The care economy costs women. It’s time to pay up, advocates say at CSW
Source: Devex
Author: Keli Rogers
Publication Date: 18 March 2021
Summary and content relevant to BHC:
A temporary basic income for women shouldn't be considered radical, according to Raquel Lagunas, U.N. Development Programme senior adviser for gender equality. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a global economy dependent on women's unpaid work, and "you need to put on the table quick solutions that raise the bar," she tells Devex. UNDP's short-term social protection scheme, unveiled on March 4, proposes that low-income countries redirect 0.07% of their gross domestic product each month to a temporary basic income for women experiencing severe socioeconomic stress due to the pandemic. Kelli Rogers reports for Devex on the conversation from the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

BHC is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-17-00028, beginning September 30, 2017. BHC is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with partners International Organization for Migration, Thrive Networks Global, and Urban Institute, and with support from Engaging Inquiry, LLC.
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