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Pit Toilets In India Could Be Contaminating Drinking Water Sources

The Guardian: A toilet or safe drinking water? The stark choice facing many people in rural India “…The Swains, with their tiny toilet, which empties into a leach pit — a hole in the ground used to compost feces when there is no sewage system — are the face of…

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Condom Policies In China Hinder HIV Prevention Efforts Among Sex Workers, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: China’s condom policies to prevent HIV fail to protect sex workers: research “Chinese police cracking down on sex workers routinely look for condoms as evidence of illegal activity, hindering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among sex workers, one of the biggest at-risk groups in the…

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China Investigating Leak Of HIV Patients’ Personal Information; WHO Calls Infraction Violation Of ‘Fundamental Right’ To Privacy

Agence France-Presse: China HIV leak violates patients’ rights: WHO “A leak of HIV carriers’ identities in China was a violation of their ‘fundamental right,’ the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers. A total of 313 HIV-positive people have been contacted…

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Pricing Dispute In Pakistan Over Novartis TB Drug Raises Concern Over Supply Shortfall

Reuters: Pricing dispute hits supply of TB drugs in Pakistan “Swiss pharmaceuticals firm Novartis AG said it has stopped making tuberculosis drugs in Pakistan in a dispute over pricing, prompting fears of a health crisis due to a shortage of drugs in a country with the world’s fifth-highest TB rates…”…

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MSF Calls For Development, Implementation Of Action Plan To Improve Access To HIV Treatment In West, Central Africa

Xinhua News: MSF calls for action plan to address lack of access to HIV treatment “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday called for greater efforts to develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to HIV treatment in West and Central Africa where coverage remains…

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India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus, WHO Announces

U.N. News Centre: Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India — U.N. health agency “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries…” (7/14).

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Women In Cambodia’s Garment Industry Lack Access To Health Information, Safe Abortion

The Guardian: Cambodia’s garment workers vulnerable to unsafe abortions “…The garment industry is the linchpin of Cambodia’s economy, and the single biggest employer of women. … Away from their homes and support networks, and with low levels of education and income, these women are particularly vulnerable and may be inhibited…

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New Documentary Film Highlights Efforts To Eradicate Yaws

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Eradication of Yaws, disease that ‘begins where roads end,’ is within sight, says WHO doctor in new film “When Dr. Oriol Mitjà, a Spanish technical adviser for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, he expected to stay only…

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Computer Algorithm Using Dengue Case Reports From Telephone Hotline Predicts Outbreaks, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In first, scientists use phones to track dengue outbreaks in poor nations “Researchers have developed a new method to pinpoint outbreaks of dengue fever by tracking phone calls to public health hotlines, a team of scientists said on Friday. Analyzing patterns of calls in Pakistan’s Punjab region,…

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Australian Researchers Declare End Of Nation’s AIDS Epidemic, Credit Access To Treatment

International Business Times: Australian researchers say new ‘miraculous’ treatments are wiping out HIV “Researchers in Australia say they now receive so few cases of people with HIV developing AIDS in any one year, they can say they have ‘beaten’ the disease…” (Piggot, 7/10). Sydney Morning Herald: AIDS epidemic ‘over’ in…

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