Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Asia

  • Your Selections:

Refine Results

date

Tags

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lack Of WASH Access, High Number Of Stunted Children Highlight India’s Inequality, Poverty

The Guardian: India’s poor sanitation is damaging millions of children. There’s no excuse Rose George, author “…[T]here is too much about modern India that is not fair. Modern India has a massive middle class …, economic growth that makes market economists salivate, and the third largest number of billionaires. It…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philippines Records Highest-Ever Monthly Total Of New HIV Cases, Prompting Advocates To Call For Action

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Record new HIV cases in Philippines prompt call for action “The Philippines has posted a record number of new HIV infections, prompting campaigners to call on authorities to step up efforts to battle the potentially deadly disease. A total of 841 new cases were recorded in June,…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

At Least 40 People Dead In Remote Myanmar Measles Outbreak

New York Times: Myanmar Measles Outbreak Kills 40 in Remote Villages “At least 40 people, nearly all of them children, have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote, impoverished region of Myanmar where there is little available health care, officials said on Saturday. More than 200 people have…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VOA News Examines Conflicts Between China’s Health, Economic Growth Programs

VOA News: China Battles Conflicts in Health Sector as WHO Raises Concerns “…It turns out that the Chinese government is playing two conflicting roles. It has taken some significant measures to ensure public health. At the same time, the government is engaged in activities that can result in increased health…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pakistan’s Polio Workers Determined To Eliminate Polio Despite Militant Attacks

IRIN: Pakistan teams defy militant attacks to wipe out polio this year “…Over the past few years, half a billion doses of vaccine have been given each year to Afghan and Pakistani children, and the World Health Organization says we are now in the final stretches of the global battle…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PolitiFact Examines Trade Deals’ Potential Impacts On Indian Generic Drug Manufacturers, Access To Medicines

PolitiFact: Do trade deals threaten India as low-cost HIV drug maker? “…Doctors Without Borders said that trade deals threaten the capacity of Indian generic drug makers to produce the next round of HIV drugs. We found that trade negotiations, whether part of large regional trade agreements or unilateral discussions between…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thawing Permafrost Enables Anthrax Outbreak In Remote Siberian Region

NPR: Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost “Russia is fighting a mysterious anthrax outbreak in a remote corner of Siberia. Dozens of people are hospitalized; one child has died. The government airlifted some families out because more than 2,000 reindeer have been infected…” (Doucleff, 8/3).…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

17 Indian Women From Small Islamic Sect Begin Petition To End FGM

NPR: Petition Against Female Genital Mutilation Provokes An Angry Backlash “…[L]ast winter, 17 Indian women from a tiny sect of Islam blew the lid off a guarded secret … They authored a petition asking the government of India to outlaw female circumcision. Until the petition went public in December, many…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CSIS Report Examines India’s Polio Eradication Efforts

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Catalyzing Health Gains through Global Polio Eradication: An India Trip Report Nellie Bristol, senior fellow, and Chris Millard, program manager and research associate, both at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine India’s efforts to eliminate polio. The report specifically discusses how the Indian government…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Pledges To Work With UNAIDS, WHO To Help Improve Health Care Standards In Developing Nations

Xinhua News: China to work with WHO, UNAIDS to help developing countries “China will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS to improve health care standards in developing countries, Vice Premier Liu Yandong said on Thursday. Liu made the remarks when meeting with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and…

News Summary Read More

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.