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Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus Meets To Discuss Region’s Efforts Against Tuberculosis

Devex: Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis “Parliamentarians from the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and the Pacific gathered this week in Sydney, Australia, to create a unified voice for the region’s fight against tuberculosis. … The Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus is the first regional meeting to come out…

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India’s Innovations To Address Menstruation Offer Lessons For U.S.

New York Times: Menstruation Innovation: Lessons from India Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, vice president for development at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law “…In the quest to address issues of menstrual health and hygiene … most of the ingenuity and innovation has been spearheaded in the developing world,…

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Mass Drug Administration Effective Strategy For Preventing Drug-Resistant Malaria In Myanmar, Study Shows

SciDev.Net: Myanmar winning against drug-resistant malaria “The threat of a drug-resistant malaria pandemic in Myanmar has been contained for now, thanks to joint efforts of malaria research organizations and Myanmar’s health ministry. Mass anti-malarial drug administration provided an effective strategy, according to a study recently published in Malaria Journal (16…

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Developing, Scaling Up Health Innovations Requires Process That Goes Beyond Research

SciDev.Net: Health innovations need much more than research Nick Ishmael Perkins, director of SciDev.Net “The challenges of developing and scaling up health innovations go beyond research. They need careful consideration. Previously known as the Global Forum for Health Research, the Global Forum for Research and Innovation for Health, held last…

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India Reports 530 Dengue Cases In Capital New Delhi; Highest Number Since 2010

International Business Times: India: New Delhi reports highest number of dengue fever cases in five years “The Indian capital of New Delhi reported 477 cases of dengue fever in August, the highest number since 2010, bringing the total number of cases this year to more than 530, according to local…

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India’s 15-Year Campaign Leads To Virtual Elimination Of Maternal, Newborn Tetanus Deaths

New York Times: India Virtually Eliminates Tetanus as a Killer “A year after eliminating polio, India has scored another public health victory. Following a 15-year campaign, the country has virtually eliminated tetanus as a killer of newborns and mothers…” (McNeil, 8/28).

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Singapore Lifts Restrictions On Short-Term Visits By People Living With HIV; Ban Remains In Place For Long-Term Visitors

Associated Press: Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors “Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, ‘given the current context…

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U.S., Pharmaceutical Companies Should Work With, Not Against, Indian Drug Industry

SciDev.Net: Focus on Private Sector: India’s generic drug wars Maha Rafi Atal, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge “…Indian companies provide cheap generic drugs to countries across the world and account for 80 percent of donor-funded HIV treatment — a set-up now threatened by U.S. pressure [to introduce ‘data…

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Global Parliamentary Summit Attendees Must Listen To Developing Nations To Promote Peace, Development

Xinhua News: Commentary: Global parliamentary summit important platform to promote peace, development Editorial Board “…While contributing their wisdom to post-MDG development strategies, representatives [of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting this week at the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament] should be reminded they must listen to the voices of…

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Nepal’s Maternal, Neonatal Health Progress Threatened After Many Prenatal Clinics Damaged In Earthquake

Agence France-Presse: Fears grow for Nepal’s pregnant women after quake “…Some 70 percent of prenatal clinics that had been providing crucial services to pregnant women were severely damaged in the Nepalese districts hardest hit by the quake. … Now with monsoon rains slowing rebuilding and relief efforts, fears are mounting…

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