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Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives “ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red…

60K Syrian Refugees On Jordanian Border Without Access To Food, Medicine, MSF Warns

New York Times: After Attack, Syrian Refugees Grapple With Food Shortage on Jordan’s Edge “…For a week, since a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing seven Jordanian security officials, the [Syrian] refugees, now numbering at least 60,000, have not had access to food or medicine, as they had in previous…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Discuss Syrian Health, Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: In Syria, Starving Instead of Fasting Avi Asher-Schapiro, freelance journalist “…It’s hard to overstate the psychological and physical devastation food deprivation unleashes during Ramadan, a holiday organized around the ritual of fasting all day, and feasting with family all night. … After five years of civil war,…

Study Examines Standards Of WHO-Recommended TB Treatment Regimens In Low-Income Countries

Humanosphere: Report: WHO based TB care on cost in low-income countries, violating standard Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses a new paper published in the Health and Human Rights Journal examining WHO-recommended TB care in developing countries. He writes, “Between 1993 and 2002, the WHO made treatment recommendations in low-income countries…

Conflict In CAR Leaves Health Facilities, Agriculture In Disarray, Leading To High Child Malnutrition Rates

Thomson Reuters Foundation: FEATURE-Children face “staggeringly high” hunger in conflict-hit Central African Republic “…Across the Central African Republic, up to 60 children die every day due to malnutrition, according to aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF), which runs [a local hospital nutrition] unit. Three years of conflict have damaged many…

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