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IHS Signs Pact for Sanitation Development in Tribal Communities
The Indian Health Service and several other federal agencies plan to improve interagency coordination in providing safe drinking water and basic sanitation to tribal communities. They signed an agreement that will help to coordinate available funding, programs, and expertise for access to basic sanitation as federal officials work with tribal officials to develop successful sanitation programs in Indian Country.