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BBC News Profiles Couple That Represents ‘Public Face Of HIV/AIDS In Bhutan’

BBC News: We told the king we had HIV “For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/AIDS in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive — in front…

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Korea Should Learn From MERS Outbreak, Upgrade Nation’s Health Care System To Deal With Infectious Diseases

Korea Herald: Never again Editorial Board “…[T]he MERS outbreak should offer us precious lessons that, if not properly contained, a deadly virus can have an unprecedented impact on the nation and our daily life. Now all the masks are gone and likewise we all should get back to our normal…

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Australia Should Implement New Model For Health Workforce Training, Health Systems Strengthening

Development Policy Centre’s “DevPolicy Blog”: A new model of health workforce training In a two-part series, Joel Negin, associate professor of international health and deputy head of school at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, discusses ways Australia’s aid program and universities can invest in strengthening…

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Stopping Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Requires More Urgent Resources, Political Will, Financing

Wall Street Journal: Confronting Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Ding-Shinn Chen and Stephen Locarnini, co-chairs of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific “…Hepatitis has not received funding commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. … We can stop the increasing burden of hepatitis B and hepatitis C with resources…

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Eastern Europe, Central Asia Should Expand HIV Treatment Access For Drug Users, U.N. Envoy Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: HIV surges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia while drug users are denied lifesaving services and donors retreat Reporting from the 2015 International AIDS Society conference, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a presentation made by Michel…

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MERS No Longer Concern For South Korean Public, Officials Say, Stopping Short Of Declaring Outbreak Over

Associated Press: South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 “South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May…” (Kim, 7/28). Bloomberg Business: South Korea Says MERS…

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Emergency Aid Slowing 4 Months After Cyclone Hits Vanuatu; Food Security Future Remains Uncertain

The Guardian: Vanuatu reconstruction moves ahead in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam “More than four months after Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the South Pacific, emergency aid is winding down in the Vanuatu archipelago, leaving inhabitants of rural islands facing an uncertain future…” (Bolis, 7/28).

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Nepalese Children Continue To Need Humanitarian Support 3 Months After Earthquake, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: Nepal: children still at risk three months after devastating quake, UNICEF warns “Three months after Nepal’s devastating 25 April earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the…

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India’s Social Spending Cuts Threaten AIDS Treatment, Prevention Programs

Reuters: Funding crisis puts India’s AIDS program, and lives, at risk “India’s fight against AIDS is being jeopardized by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with health workers being laid off and programs to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed. … [I]n February,…

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Wall Street Journal Examines Use Of Fire As Punishment, Escape Among Indian Women

Wall Street Journal: In Indian Families, the Dangerous Meeting of Women and Fire “…Even as India rushes toward modernity, the country still sees unusually large numbers of women killed or injured by fire as a result of family conflict, a problem with deep cultural roots…” (Pesta/Rana, 7/22).

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