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Activists File Lawsuits Challenging Patents On Hepatitis C Medicines; Similar Strategy Used To Expand Access To HIV Drugs

Nature: Hepatitis C drugs re-energize global fight over patents “The liver disease hepatitis C is the new battleground for lawsuits intended to slash the cost of life-saving medicines. … In the 2000s, successful challenges to patents on HIV drugs gave poor nations access to high-quality ‘generic’ copies of the medications…

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Australian Government Should Pledge Political, Financial Support For Sexual, Reproductive Health Care In Light Of Mexico City Policy

Human Rights Watch: The Australian Government Should Stand by Women Impacted by Global Gag Rule Elaine Pearson, Australia director at Human Rights Watch, discusses the potential implications of the Mexico City policy reinstatement and expansion on women’s health, foreign NGOs, and health clinics, writing, “This damaging policy restricts women’s choices,…

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Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data For Health Initiative Showing Progress In Indo-Pacific Region After Australian Contribution

Devex: How Bloomberg’s Data for Health initiative is helping reshape Australian aid “When Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced a $15 million contribution to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data for Health initiative in March 2015, the program became a key way for Australia to improve outcomes of its overseas health aid. Two…

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India Can End Malnutrition With Political Will, Commitment Of Resources

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation, discusses the links among nutrition and improved health, better education, and economic growth, with a…

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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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