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Cambodia, Global Fund Settle Malaria Financing Dispute; Nation Launches 5-Year Prevention Plan

IRIN: Breakthrough in Cambodia malaria row “A disagreement between Cambodian and global health officials that followed a corruption scandal and froze millions of dollars in funding for the fight against malaria has been resolved, the World Health Organization has told IRIN…” (Boyle, 1/22). Phnom Penh Post: Malaria money available as…

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International Conference On Family Planning Opens In Indonesia

News outlets report on the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, taking place this week in Indonesia. Christian Science Monitor: Can family planning help the world? Lessons from Indonesia. “Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces…

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Childhood Obesity Incidence Increasing Rapidly Worldwide; Governments Must Take Action, WHO Commission Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from the final report of the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO). Deutsche Welle: WHO report warns child obesity is ‘exploding nightmare’ “The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that, across the globe, at least 41 million children under the age of five are…

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Thai Health Officials Quarantine Dozens After Omani Traveler Tests Positive For MERS In Bangkok

Quartz: Dozens of people are quarantined in Bangkok to prevent the spread of the deadly MERS virus “…Thailand, having identified the virus in a visitor from Oman on Friday (Jan. 22), has since placed dozens of people in quarantine. It’s the second MERS case that Thailand has reported in the…

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Number Of HIV Cases, AIDS-Related Deaths Increasing Among At-Risk Populations In Philippines

Los Angeles Times: The Philippines largely dodged the AIDS crisis. That’s changing. “…[I]n the Philippines, more than 20,000 new HIV infections were reported from 2010 to 2015 — more than four times as many as had been recorded in the 26 years before that. Along with India and Pakistan, the…

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China, U.S. Should Limit Or Prevent Use Of Antibiotics

Global Health Governance’s “Young Voices Blog”: Greetings, from the post-antibiotic era Patrick Jarkowsky, masters degree candidate for global health and human security at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, discusses the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and the need to limit or prevent antibiotic use in the…

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Half Of 2.6M Stillbirths Worldwide Preventable, Lancet Series Suggests

News outlets continue to report on findings from The Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirths series. Agence France-Presse: More than 7,000 babies stillborn every day “About 7,200 babies are stillborn every day — some 2.6 million per year — and half of these deaths occur during delivery, according to a quintet of…

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Pakistani Lawmakers Withdraw Bill Banning Child Marriage After Leading Religious Body Objects

Washington Post: Bill banning child marriage fails in Pakistan after it’s deemed ‘un-Islamic’ “Pakistani lawmakers had to withdraw a bill aimed at curbing the practice of child marriage after a prominent religious body declared the legislation un-Islamic. The bill, which proposed raising the marriage age for females from 16 to…

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WFP, Indian Government, Private Sector To Work Together To End Hunger By 2030

U.N. News Centre: U.N. food relief agency boosts efforts to end global hunger by 2030 with new partnerships in India “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is promoting agreements with the Indian government and business sector to boost nutrition in the world’s second most populous country, with 1.3 billion…

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Stigma Complicates HIV Prevention, Treatment Efforts In Papua New Guinea

The Lancet: In Papua New Guinea, HIV/AIDS-related stigma is still rife “Living with HIV in Papua New Guinea is liable to mean a life on the streets, abandoned by those closest to you. For Margaret Anton, an activist with AIDS support group Igat Hope based in the capital, Port Moresby,…

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