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Eliminating Malaria In Asia Requires Political, Therapeutic Breakthroughs

The Nation: Killer on the loose again as malaria menaces Asia Patricia Moser, lead health specialist at the Asian Development Bank, and Ben Rolfe, deputy executive secretary at the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance “…[A]dvances [in malaria treatment and prevention in Asia] are now threatened by a worrying re-emergence of…

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Pregnant Women Among IDPs In Need Of Urgent Care In Pakistan

Inter Press Service: Displacement Spells Danger for Pregnant Women in Pakistan “…In northern Pakistan, a military campaign aimed at ridding the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Taliban militants has led to a humanitarian crisis for hundreds of thousands of civilians. … With thousands of women now clamoring for care,…

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More Than 23K Infected In South China’s Worst Dengue Outbreak In Two Decades

Associated Press: 6 die in dengue virus outbreak in southern China “The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 23,000 in southern China’s worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades, officials said Tuesday…” (10/7).

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Recurrent Floods Putting Pressure On India As Nation Tries To Reach MDG Targets

Inter Press Service: Floods Wash Away India’s MDG Progress “…Now, the long-term impacts of such natural disasters [as flooding] are proving to be a thorn in the side of [the Indian] government that is racing against time to meet its commitments under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of…

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Multiple Challenges Contribute To Pakistan’s Failure To Eradicate Polio, WHO Spokesperson Says

Deutsche Welle: WHO: Polio in Pakistan is at a ‘tipping point’ “…In a DW interview, Sona Bari, spokeswoman for polio eradication at the World Health Organization (WHO), says that although militants and the climate of fear have definitely played a role in Pakistan’s failure to eradicate the disease, management and…

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Study Finds Gap Between India’s Official Dengue Statistics, Actual Disease Burden

News outlets report on the findings of a study in India that show official data on dengue underestimate the disease’s burden. The Economist: The billion-dollar disease “Just because statistics are official does not mean they can be trusted. Take India, where official reported cases of dengue fever look hopelessly inadequate.…

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Indian PM Modi Launches ‘Clean India Mission’ To Improve Sanitation

Reuters: Modi aims to shake up sanitation with Clean India drive “…On Thursday, a holiday for Gandhi’s birthday, [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, to modernize sanitation within five years…” (Nair, 10/2).

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Despite Being Legal, About 4,600 Women Die Annually In India From Unsafe Abortions

NPR: Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying “…An estimated two-thirds of abortions performed [in India] are unsafe, done illegally at home or by quacks and midwives, and the annual death toll is about 4,600. Many women end up with life-long health problems. And women in rural…

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U.S.-India Partnership Must Include Engagement In Public Health

Huffington Post: Fulfilling the U.S. and India’s Extraordinary Promise Through Public Health Akash Goel, resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the United States has ushered in a wave of newly found interest and enthusiasm in U.S.-India engagement. There…

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Continued Government, Philanthropic Leadership On Health Issues ‘Formula For Success’ In India

Live Mint: Bill Gates: With affluence comes responsibility Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Melinda and I have made a point of visiting India regularly; our most recent visit to the country was just last month. A centerpiece of our visit was the launch of the…

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