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Devex Previews Global Forum On Research And Innovation For Health 2015

Devex: Toward a ‘meaningful change’ on global health research and innovation “The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015 isn’t bound to be your typical international gathering on global health. To be held in Manila, Philippines, the forum won’t be exclusive to health experts and policymakers. Rather, it…

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Cambodia Falls Short Of Maternal Mortality MDG Target

VOA News: Too Many Cambodian Women Dying During Childbirth “Cambodia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia. The number of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped in recent years. But it is still far short of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals…” (Kimseng, 4/9).

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Australia’s Foreign Aid Cuts Largest Among Developed Countries In 2014, OECD Figures Show

Australian Associated Press/The Guardian: Australia’s foreign aid cuts among the biggest in developed world “Australian foreign aid cuts were some of the hardest among developed countries last year, and the world’s poorest are bearing the brunt. But Australia was not alone: OECD figures show 15 member countries reduced foreign aid…

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South Asian Nations Pledge To Make Region AIDS-Free By 2030, As India Extends Assistance To Help Eradicate Polio

PTI/Economic Times: India extends support to make SAARC nations polio-free “India today extended its assistance to [South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)] nations in making the region polio-free and said that it will share its best practices to help the countries achieve the goal. Chairing the 5th meeting of…

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U.N. Calls For $111M To Fund Humanitarian Activities In North Korea

U.N. News Centre: U.N. calls for $111 million to address urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea “The United Nations [Wednesday] called for some $111 million to fund its humanitarian operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) in 2015, covering activities in food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and water…

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Health Experts, Economists, Scientists Work To Develop Cleaner Cookstoves To Cut Pollution

Associated Press: Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution “…A team of economists, scientists, and health experts working with The Gold Standard Foundation have developed a uniform way to calculate how much black carbon is released from cooking stoves that use different technologies or fuels. It’s a…

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Health Care Privatization Can Lead To Unethical Medical Practices

The Guardian: I’ve seen first-hand how palliative care in India is compromised by privatization Hannah Fox, general practice trainee currently working in India “…India is a stark example of how commodifying health care can lead to corruption, erode doctors’ integrity, and damage relationships with patients. Money ultimately distorts decision making…

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India’s Prime Minister Launches New Index To Monitor Air Quality In 10 Cities

Associated Press: Modi blames changing lifestyles for India’s rising pollution “Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India’s economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the country some of the world’s dirtiest air. With his government rolling out a new air…

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International Partnership, Cooperation Brings Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine To More Children

Devex: New Japanese encephalitis vaccine ‘a historic moment for global health’ Lance Gordon, director for neglected infectious diseases in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The new [Chinese developed and manufactured Japanese encephalitis] vaccine is now available [through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] to the world’s…

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Pfizer Ceases Sale Of Children’s Vaccine In China

Agence France-Presse: Pfizer stops sale of children’s vaccine in China “American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has stopped selling one of its lucrative vaccines for children in China, the company said. Pfizer gave no explanation for stopping its sales of the Prevnar vaccine, which helps prevent infections such as pneumonia, which killed…

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