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Negotiations Ongoing, ‘Anything Possible’ For Taiwan’s Prospect Of Attending World Health Assembly, WHO Official Says

Associated Press: Taiwan not invited to WHO assembly, but negotiations go on “The World Health Organization on Friday left open the possibility that Taiwan could still attend its upcoming annual assembly, saying talks are continuing despite China’s insistence that a delegation from the island must be excluded for the first…

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U.S. State Department Spokesperson Voices Support For Taiwan’s Participation As Observer At World Health Assembly

CNA/Focus Taiwan: U.S. voices strong support for Taiwan’s WHA participation “The United States Department of State on Tuesday voiced its strong support for Taiwan’s participation in the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer, after Taipei was excluded from this year’s WHA session. ‘The United States recognizes Taiwan’s continued…

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Taiwan Continues To Seek Inclusion In World Health Assembly As Observer

New York Times: Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join U.N. Agency’s Meeting “Taiwan will continue to seek inclusion in the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting this month in Geneva, government officials said on Monday, pushing back against the latest in a series of efforts by China to block the…

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Gates Foundation Lends Support To Clean India Campaign

Business Insider: Bill Gates is helping India win its war on human waste “…Right now, 600,000 of the world’s 1.7 million who die annually from unsafe water and sanitation (due primarily to open, unclean toilets) live in India. As billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently wrote on his blog, those kinds…

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U.S., Japan Agree To Cooperate During Health Crises, Take Leadership Roles In Global Health

Japan Times: Japan and U.S. pledge to play leading role in global health “Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to take a leadership role in global health, including the fight against infectious diseases, according to Japan’s health minister. ‘We agreed that Japan and the United States cooperate in the…

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Strengthening Health Systems, Educating Communities Vital To Ensure Access To Childhood Vaccines

Project Syndicate: Where We Must Vaccinate Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, founding director of Aga Khan University’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, co-director of SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and president of the International Pediatric Association; and Naveen Thacker, president of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association and coordinator…

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‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Pieces On India’s New HIV Law

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: We’re reading about India’s new HIV law as a measure of progress and missed opportunity Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights pieces examining “the rights that are both protected and unaddressed under India’s new HIV law” (5/2).

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PLOS Blogs Opinion Series Discusses Who Should Fill Role Of Next WHO Director General

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say”: Opinion: Who should lead WHO (Pt 1 of 3)? Dr. Tedros, nominee of the Government of Ethiopia. Zaeem UI Haq, health adviser with Save the Children, discusses the credentials of the three candidates for WHO director general and writes, “Tedros [Adhanom Ghebreyesus] stands out as the…

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PRI Examines U.S. Decision To Withhold UNFPA Funds, Alleged U.N. Support Of Coercive Abortions In China

PRI: Trump officials say the U.N. supports coercive abortion in China. But does it? “In slashing $32 million of funding to the United Nations Populations Fund, also known as the UNFPA, earlier this month, the Trump administration slung a decade-old nefarious charge: The agency supports the coercive abortion of Chinese…

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USAID’s Maternal And Child Survival Program Publishes Special Section For World Malaria Day

USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program: Malaria: One Disease, Many Faces Katrin DeCamp, web manager and senior communications specialist with MCSP, and Joel Bobeck, independent media specialist, present a special section published in recognition of World Malaria Day on April 25. “MCSP is playing a key role in ending malaria…

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