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On World Polio Day, CDC Says World Close To Elimination But More Effort Needed; U.N. Begins Immunization Campaign In Iraq

CIDRAP News: CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed “…[T]he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked [World Polio Day] by hosting a teleconference on the current state of global polio eradication. Despite polio being ‘on the brink’ of eradication, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said…

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Pharmaceutical Companies Must Work To Prevent Antibiotic Environmental Pollution In Global Supply Chains

The Guardian: Antibiotic waste is polluting India and China’s rivers; big pharma must act Alejandro Litovsky, CEO of Earth Security Group “…In India and China, where a large proportion of antibiotics are produced, the poorly regulated discharge of untreated wastewater into soils and rivers is causing the spread of antibiotic…

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Guardian Podcast Examines Sri Lanka’s Successful Campaign To Eliminate Malaria

The Guardian: How Sri Lanka bit back at mosquitoes and wiped out malaria — podcast “Dinitha Rathnayake, a radio journalist based in Colombo, looks back over Sri Lanka’s long struggle with malaria. She speaks to people who lived through the 1980s health crisis as well as the doctors, health workers,…

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Wall Street Journal Examines Worldwide Abuse Of Largely Unregulated Pain Killer Tramadol

Wall Street Journal: Tramadol: The Opioid Crisis for the Rest of the World “…Fueled by cut-rate Indian exports and inaction by world narcotics regulators, tramadol dependency extends across Africa, the Middle East, and into parts of Asia and Eastern Europe. … For some poor countries, it is an opioid crisis…

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Experts Try To Predict Zika’s Spread In Southeast Asia; Some Communities Might Be Resistant To Virus, Data Suggest

Washington Post: In the face of Zika, Southeast Asia sees grounds for cautious hope “Disease experts trying to measure the risk of a mass Zika outbreak in Southeast Asia agree on one thing: It’s next to impossible to predict with any accuracy. … On the face of it, Southeast Asia…

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With 2.8M TB Cases, India Accounts For More Than One Quarter Of World’s Cases, Will Overhaul National Treatment Program

New York Times: ‘True Scale’ of India’s Tuberculosis Problem: 2.8 Million New Cases “Finally coming to terms with the enormity of its tuberculosis problem, India is preparing a radical overhaul and expansion of its national treatment program to fight an affliction that kills more adults worldwide than any other infectious…

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TRF Publishes Articles Examining FGM In Asia, Use Of Soap Operas To Stop Practice In Sudan

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Singapore comes under pressure over female genital cutting of babies “Medical clinics in Singapore are carrying out female genital cutting on babies, according to people with first-hand experience of the procedure, despite growing global condemnation of the practice which world leaders have pledged to eradicate. … [I]ts…

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India Ranks 97th In 2016 Global Hunger Index, With 15% Of Population Undernourished

Quartz: With 15% of its population undernourished, India still has a serious hunger problem “Despite an improvement in nutrition levels over the last 15 years, India still has a serious hunger problem: 15 percent of the country’s population remains undernourished. Asia’s third-largest economy has taken a lowly 97th spot in…

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Philippines President Duterte Expected To Sign Regulation Banning Smoking In Public Areas, Health Department Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Philippines’ Duterte to ban smoking in public “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will this month ban smoking in public, the health department said on Wednesday, further strengthening some of the toughest tobacco regulation in Asia…” (10/12). Associated Press: The Philippine president’s next campaign: public smoking ban “…The department is…

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Stigma, Anti-Gay Sentiment Hinder Indonesia’s Efforts To End AIDS By 2030, Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030 “Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country’s target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned.…

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