Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Asia

  • Your Selections:

Refine Results

date

Tags

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India’s Federal Cabinet Approves Food Security Bill; Parliament To Debate Proposal

“India approved changes to a bill that grants the nation’s poor the right to buy food grains at subsidized rates, meeting a pledge by the ruling Congress party to spread the benefits of growth before elections due next year,” Bloomberg reports (Parija/Mishra, 3/20). “India’s federal cabinet Tuesday cleared [the] ambitious food-security bill…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philippines Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Implementation Of Reproductive Health Law

“The Philippines Supreme Court temporarily halted the implementation of a law that provides state funding for contraceptives, legislation opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic Church but supported by reproductive health activists,” the Associated Press reports, adding, “The Responsible Parenthood Law was passed by lawmakers late last year despite the church’s…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Interviews USAID Administrator Shah About Development, Efforts To Reduce Child Mortality In India

The New York Times’ “India Ink” blog interviews USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah “on his recent trip to Mumbai about transformations in the development sector, the function of the private sector in development work and the aid agency’s new programs and partnerships aimed at reducing preventable child deaths.” The newspaper notes…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indonesia To Issue Compulsory Licenses For HIV, Hepatitis B Drugs Still Under Patent

“The Indonesian government hopes to implement one of the largest ever examples of ‘compulsory licensing,’ which will enable the generic manufacture of drugs still under patent,” IRIN reports. “Under the World Trade Organization’s Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), countries can override patents for public health purposes by…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Reports On Russian G20 Sherpa Visit

“In her first visit to Geneva as Russian G20 Sherpa, Ksenia Yudaeva” — chief of the Presidential Experts Directorate — “visited UNAIDS Headquarters for a broad-ranging discussion on global issues that are priorities for the Russian Presidency of the G20, including civil society participation, youth empowerment and development for all,”…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India’s Supreme Court Rules Against Novartis AG In ‘Landmark’ Patent Case

“India’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG’s attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines,” the Associated Press reports. “Novartis had…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Strain Of Avian Flu Kills Two Chinese Men, Officials Say

“Two people in China have died and another remains critical after falling ill with a strain of bird flu not detected before in humans, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported,” CNN reports (Mullen, 4/1). “The authorities said the two Shanghai men, 27 and 87 years old, fell ill after contracting…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Reports 4 More Cases Of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus; Officials Investigating Route Of Transmission

“On Tuesday, China reported four more cases of infection with the H7N9 influenza virus, a type of bird flu, in the eastern Jiangsu province,” Time reports. “These cases follow the first three reports of the disease on Sunday, from Shanghai and Anhui province,” the magazine adds (Sifferlin, 4/2). “The four…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reuters Examines Implications Of India’s Novartis Patent Ruling For Big Pharma

Reuters examines the implications of India’s Supreme Court ruling to overturn a patent on Novartis’s cancer treatment Glivec for the pharmaceutical industry in India and across the developing world. “Stung by a landmark patent defeat, Western drug makers will be wary about launching new products in India, but they cannot…

News Summary Read More
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Reports 2 More Cases Of H7N9; Researchers Continue To Investigate Transmission Routes

“China has found two more cases of a new strain of bird flu and one of the victims has died, state media said on Wednesday, bringing to nine the number of confirmed human infections from the previously unknown flu type,” Reuters reports (Blanchard/Kelland, 4/3). “The disclosure of the third death…

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.