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Australia To Provide $7.3M To International Planned Parenthood Federation; Move Seen By Many As Rebuke To Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Devex: Australia responds to the global gag rule “Australia [Wednesday] announced $9.5 million Australian dollars ($7.3 million) in funding for the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. The move was seen by many as a pointed rebuke to President Donald Trump’s controversial reinstatement of a strengthened ‘global gag rule,’ which bars any…

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Cambodia Reports 1 Malaria-Related Death In 2016; Number Of Reported Cases Down 53% Compared With 2015

VOA News: Cambodia Reports Just One Malaria Death in 2016 “Cambodia has reported only one death from malaria in 2016, down from nearly 400 a decade ago. Huy Rekol, director of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM), said the figures showed a drop of 53 percent…

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Thailand Could Serve As Model For Elimination Of Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission, Review Says

International Business Times: HIV: Thailand becomes first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission “In 2016, Thailand became the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The story of how the country secured this remarkable achievement may serve as a model for other countries in the region,…

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Joint Polio Efforts By Afghanistan, Pakistan Suggest Eradication Achievable ‘Very Soon’

Humanosphere: ‘All systems in place’ for Afghanistan to eradicate polio, says WHO Joanne Lu, writer and editor at Humanosphere, discusses efforts to address polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the progress made and challenges ahead. Lu writes, “Afghanistan only had 13 recorded cases [of polio] last year, down from 20…

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Gates Foundation Funding For Indian Immunization Program Ending; Health Ministry To Fund Group Moving Forward, Official Says

Reuters: India scraps funding ties with Gates Foundation on immunization “A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India’s immunization program will now be funded by the health ministry, a government official said, a move in part prompted by fears foreign donors could influence policy…

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Gates Foundation Pneumonia Director Discusses India’s Child Immunization Program In Economic Times Interview

Economic Times: Gates foundation interested in preventing infectious diseases: Keith Klugman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “India is expected to roll out Pfizer’s 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), Prevnar13, as part of its universal immunization program this year. The vaccine, procured from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi)…

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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article about the Global Fund’s Regional Artemisinin Initiative (RAI), a program aimed at addressing drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong region; a video on RAI’s efforts to…

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New York Times Examines Innovations In Cholera Treatment, Vaccination, Spearheaded By Bangladesh’s ICDDR,B

New York Times: Turning the Tide Against Cholera “…[Cholera] is a continuing threat in nearly 70 countries, where more than one billion people are at risk. Now, thanks largely to efforts that began in cholera’s birthplace, [Bangladesh,] a way to finally conquer the long-dreaded plague is in sight. A treatment…

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Vietnam Government To Release Mosquitoes With Wolbachia Bacteria In Effort To Control Dengue

Xinhua News: Vietnam to release anti-dengue mosquitoes into wild “[The] Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) has planned to release mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria, a natural bacterium which is safe for human[s], into [the] wild [in] March 2017 as part of the project to eliminate dengue in Vietnam. The aim of the…

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Urgent Action Needed To Address Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia, Researchers Warn

Financial Times: Malaria superbugs threaten global health disaster “Drug-resistant malaria superbugs threaten a global public health disaster unless urgent action is taken to fight their spread in Southeast Asia, authors of new research have warned. The mosquito-borne uber-parasites have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia and could…

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