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Philippines President At Odds With Catholic Church Over Executive Order Calling For Immediate Implementation Of 2012 Reproductive Health Law

New York Times: Duterte’s Free Birth Control Order Is Latest Skirmish With Catholic Church “…The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, signed an executive order this month calling for the full and immediate enforcement of a 2012 law that would give six million women … free government-distributed contraception and reproductive health services.…

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Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Launches National Government Initiative To Improve Childhood Nutrition, Address Stunting

The Guardian: Aung San Suu Kyi launches campaign to tackle widespread stunting in Myanmar “Aung San Suu Kyi has launched Myanmar’s first national government initiative on nutrition in an attempt to tackle some of the world’s highest malnourishment rates among young children. The country’s leader traveled to the central dry…

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Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18,…

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WHO DG Chan Speaks About Global Health Cooperation With China In Xinhua Interview

Xinhua News: Interview: WHO chief looks forward to China’s “particular vision” for global health cooperation “WHO chief Margaret Chan on Tuesday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping as a ‘visionary and strategic leader,’ saying that she looks forward to talking with him about how China will bring its particular vision for…

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WHO DG Candidate Sania Nishtar Responds To Devex Q&A

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Sania Nishtar “If Sania Nishtar wins the race to become director general of the World Health Organization, she will be the first leader in the organization’s history to come from a developing country. But it would hardly be Nishtar’s first time trailblazing. As Pakistan’s first female…

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In High Profile Court Case, Family Of Indian Woman With Drug-Resistant TB Seeks Access To New Therapy

Wall Street Journal: Family Asks Indian Court to Allow Woman to Take Last-Resort Tuberculosis Drug “The family of an 18-year-old woman is fighting in court for access to a new tuberculosis drug that doctors say may be her only hope of survival, in a case that is being closely watched…

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WHO DG Candidate Bustreo Discusses How BRICS Nations Play Crucial Role In Confronting Complex Challenges To Global Health

The BRICS Post: The Building BRICS for a Healthier Future Flavia Bustreo, Italy’s candidate for WHO director general and current assistant director general of the WHO, discusses the role the BRICS bloc of nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — can play in global health cooperation, writing,…

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South-East Asian Nations Using Fractional Polio Vaccine Doses To Conserve Supplies, Ensure Continued Protection Of Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency hails new polio vaccination regimen in South-East Asia that curbs impact on global supply “Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian region, involving two fractional vaccine doses — each about a…

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Philippine President Duterte Signs Executive Order To Implement Reproductive Health Law Despite Supreme Court’s Restraining Order

Associated Press: Philippines to offer free contraceptives to poor “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for six million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church…” (1/11). Philippine Star:…

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Philippines President Duterte’s War On Drugs Threatens HIV Prevention, Human Rights Efforts, Experts Say

International Business Times: Duterte’s war on drugs is fanning the flames of the burgeoning HIV epidemic in the Philippines “…Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in May 2016 after campaigning on a platform of zero-tolerance against drug pushers and addicts, charities are worried that the number of new HIV cases…

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