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‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Diagnostic Practice Challenges In Resource-Limited Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ‘Test and treat’ is the ideal — but ‘guess and treat’ is the more common reality Rabita Aziz, staff writer for “Science Speaks” and policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the diagnostic practices of clinicians in many low-…

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Philippine President-Elect Duterte Promotes Birth Control Despite Catholic Church’s Opposition

The Atlantic: Contraception in the Philippines “Filipino president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would promote birth control in his country even though it goes against the teachings of the Catholic Church…” (Phippen, 6/27). International Business Times: Philippines’ President-Elect Duterte Ready To Lock Horns With Catholic Church Over Contraception “…Duterte, who…

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Rapid Diagnostics, Shorter Treatment Regimens, Health Care Provider Involvement Critical To Reducing TB Burden In Afghanistan

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Ending Tuberculosis in Afghanistan: working together towards a common goal Mohammad Razai, a medical doctor and global health researcher, discusses the challenges and progress of TB efforts in Afghanistan, including the need to focus on shorter, less-expensive treatments and rapid diagnostic tests for MDR-TB by involving all…

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World Bank To Provide Additional $150M To Bangladesh To Improve Health Sector

Reuters: Bangladesh gets $150 million from World Bank for health “The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh’s health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to $508.9 million. The support will help the…

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Efforts To Train Community Midwives In Afghanistan Help Lower Country’s Infant, Child Mortality Rates

Washington Post: Afghan babies have been dying in huge numbers for decades. Now, something is changing. “…[A] recent Afghan government survey found that between 2001 and 2015, the nationwide mortality rate for all infants had fallen from 66 to 45 deaths per 1,000 live births, and from 87 to 55…

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The Lancet Examines Several Initiatives Underway To Help India Respond To Violence Against Women

The Lancet: Gaps in India’s health response to violence against women “…One in three women globally experiences violence in her lifetime, according to WHO. With a third of Indian women being exposed to domestic violence, the scale of the problem in India mirrors the global crisis. Several initiatives are underway…

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Southeast Asian Strain Of Drug-Resistant Malaria Has Not Yet Spread Out Of Region, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria strain confined to Asia: scientists “A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. … An international consortium supported by the World Health Organization conducted the research in 59…

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The Guardian Examines Contraception Options, Including Sterilization, Under India’s Family Planning Programs

The Guardian: Sterilized at 20: the Indian women seeking permanent contraceptive solutions “…More than four million [Indian] women were permanently sterilized in 2014-15. In contrast, only about 90,000 men had vasectomies. The government says 1,434 people died from the procedures between 2003 and 2012, almost all of them women. Social…

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Health Practitioners Must Ask Parents About Child-Feeding Practices To Avoid Dangerous Formula Substitutions

Global Health NOW: Cheap Milk Substitutes Endanger Babies Afifa Tanweer, nutritionist in India and honorable mention winner in the 2016 Untold Global Health Stories Contest “…Finding a total of five tea creamer-fed children during [a] three-months period, I was convinced that poverty, lack of knowledge, and advertising can play a…

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Developing-Country-Based Research Presents Opportunity For Cost-Effective Health Innovations

Project Syndicate: Health Care Innovation in the Global South Shams El Arifeen, epidemiologist, senior scientist, and senior director of the Maternal and Child Health Division at icddr,b “… [I]nnovators living and working in resource-poor settings are among the best equipped to develop and test cost-effective health solutions. After all, nobody…

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