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World Clean Cookstove Conference Aims To Reduce Pollution Deaths

Newsweek: The Stoves Used by Millions in Developing Countries Are a Silent Killer “As many as four million people in developing countries die every year from illnesses caused by smoke and other pollutants that fill their homes every time they fire up the stove to cook a meal for their…

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Asia Pacific Nations Adopt Goal To Eliminate Malaria By 2030

UCSF Global Health Sciences: Commentary: Asia Pacific adopts game-changing goal to be malaria-free by 2030 Erika Larson, advocacy and communications manager of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the Asia Pacific malaria elimination goal, which was adopted last week…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Access To Toilets, Sanitation

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets Lauren Bohn, multimedia journalist and co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted The Guardian: Snakebites, diarrhea, and violence: why India’s rural women need toilets Seren Boyd, writer for Toilet Twinning Huffington Post: It’s Time to Break the Silence on Sanitation and…

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India Should End Mass Sterilization, More Strongly Regulate Pharmaceutical Industry

New York Times: India’s Lethal Birth Control Editorial Board “…India persists in a cruel strategy of bringing down birthrates through mass female sterilization. … Thirteen women died shortly after undergoing tubal ligations on Nov. 8, in what in India is called a ‘sterilization camp.’ … Faced with public outrage, Prime…

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USAID Efforts Help Mitigate Typhoon Haiyan’s Impact On Philippines, Strengthen Country’s Resilience

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: One Year Later — the Road to Resilience After Typhoon Haiyan Nancy Lindborg, USAID assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, discusses the continued effects of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines, as well as U.S. efforts to help mitigate its impact and enhance the…

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Melinda Gates Discusses Importance Of Clean, Safe Toilets In India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The Spirit of Swachh Bharat: Safe Sanitation for Women and Girls Melinda Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the lack of clean and safe toilets in India, the impact on women and girls, and a citizen movement…

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Billions Lack Clean Drinking Water, Sanitation; Funding Gaps Hamper WASH Progress, U.N. Says

News outlets report on the findings of a U.N. report, released on World Toilet Day, showing nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces and funding gaps are hampering the progress toward access to clean water and sanitation. Bloomberg News: 10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of…

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Experts, Activists Call For Stricter Regulation Of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry After Sterilization Deaths

Financial Times: Sterilization tragedy highlights India’s bad-drug crisis “…While final forensic results are still awaited, Indian drug industry executives and health activists say the questions over the medicine distributed at the sterilization camp [where 13 women died last week] highlights the urgent need for tougher regulation of India’s domestic pharmaceutical…

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Complications From Preterm Births Leading Cause Of Death Among Children Under Five, Study Shows

News outlets report on a recent study showing complications from preterm birth are the leading cause of mortality among young children worldwide. The Guardian: Complications from preterm births now the main killer of under-fives “Complications associated with preterm births have become the leading single killer of children under five, outpacing…

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Liberian Ebola Case Numbers Show Slight Decline, But WHO Warns Country Must Be Vigilant; Chinese Medics Arrive To Boost Response

News outlets report on continued efforts to contain Ebola in Liberia. Agence France-Presse: Liberians rejoice but Ebola still a threat, says WHO (Dosso, 11/14). Reuters: Liberia sets national target of no new Ebola cases by December 25 (Toweh, 11/16). U.N. News Centre: Amid signs of new Ebola cases, U.N. health…

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