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Los Angeles Times Profiles Female Polio Vaccine Teams Working To Immunize Children In Pakistan

Los Angeles Times: Meet the women trying to rid Pakistan — and the world — of polio “…[H]ealth officials and international experts think Pakistan could finally stop the spread of the disease this year. One of their reasons for optimism is people like [19-year-old health worker Saira Nizamuddin], who is…

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Some Of China’s One-Child Policy Enforcement Workers Now Educate Parents About Childrearing

Wall Street Journal: In Rural China, One-Child Policy Enforcers Push a New Message “For 30 years, Yu Huajian visited villages in rural China to remind couples to have just one child, to abide by the law and help the economy. He also pursued violators of the much-hated policy and oversaw…

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Blog Post Examines Questions Over Long-Term Safety Of Dengue Fever Vaccine

Humanosphere: Questions hover over Asia’s first dengue vaccination program in Philippines Humanosphere reporter Lisa Nikolau discusses the launch of a school-based immunization campaign in the Philippines to deliver the Dengvaxia vaccine to prevent dengue fever. She writes, “So far, the program appears to be running without difficulties, but some health…

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Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

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Gates Foundation Awards $38M To Takeda Pharmaceuticals To Develop Low-Cost Polio Vaccine

Reuters: Gates Foundation backs Takeda polio vaccine with $38 million grant “Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceuticals is to get $38 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a crucial, low-cost polio vaccine for use in developing countries. … Chris Elias, the Gates Foundation’s head of global development, said the…

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Asahi Shumbun Publishes Special Project Called 2030 Creating Future, Guest Edited By Bill & Melinda Gates

Asahi Shumbun: 2030 Creating Future “The Asahi Shimbun invited Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, as guest editors for a special project called ‘2030 Creating Future.’ The two world-renowned philanthropists contributed their thoughts on a number of global social issues, such as infectious diseases, education, and poverty,…

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U.N. Voices Support For Sri Lankan Top Court’s Ruling Prohibiting HIV Discrimination In Education

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s top court to outlaw HIV discrimination “The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s highest court prohibiting the discrimination of people living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims seek…

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As India Continues To Face Drought, Water Must Be At Center Of Country’s Development Agenda

New York Times: India’s Water Crisis Editorial Board “Some 330 million people — about one quarter of India’s population — are reeling from a drought that has turned vast areas of the subcontinent into a dust bowl, withering crops, and forcing farmers from their lands. … [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi’s…

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U.S. Defense Department Releases Final Report On Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz, Afghanistan

The Atlantic: The Fallout From the Kunduz Airstrike “Sixteen U.S. military personnel are being disciplined for the errors that led to the U.S. bombing of a civilian hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October, the Defense Department announced Friday. … The hospital in Kunduz was run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF),…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss U.S. Military’s Investigation Into Bombing Of Civilian Hospital In Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal: Accountability in Kunduz Editorial Board “The Pentagon on Friday released the results of its investigation into the mistaken bombing of a hospital last October in Afghanistan … Sixteen military personnel have been punished in the attack, including one general officer, which typically means demotions and an end…

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