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Chinese Government’s Offer Of Free IUD Removal Incites Outrage From Women’s Health, Rights Advocates

New York Times: After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs “…For more than three decades, … [t]he IUD was the [Chinese] government’s most important tool for limiting couples to one child, and almost all new mothers were required to get one. … [A]n official said at a…

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MCC Investments Aim To Reduce Stunting, Promote Child Health In Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and a 2015-2017 AAAS Science and Technology policy fellow serving as a health systems strengthening adviser for the MCC, discusses the importance of MCC’s investment of $134.2 million to reduce stunting in Indonesia…

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Journal Article Examines Founding, Work Of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s “The Journal”: Health Makes Wealth Brandi Goode, a freelance writer and editor based in Manila and previously editor in chief of The Journal, discusses the founding of the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a public-private collaboration aimed at facilitating research and innovation to…

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Researchers Use Data To Design Cleaner Cookstoves Accepted In Indian Village

Financial Times: India: Cooking up a recipe for clean air “…Using state of the art technology, researchers at Nexleaf, a non-profit organization, monitor real-time usage of different designs of new cooking stoves to find out which one is more popular and why, before feeding the data back to the manufacturers.…

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Community-Centered Group Helps To Reduce HIV Stigma, Support People Living With HIV In Myanmar

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Myanmar self-help group leading the way for people living with HIV Patrick Duigan, senior migration health program coordinator, and Liam Best, communications officer, both at the International Organization of Migration “…In the southeast of [Myanmar], where migration within Myanmar and back and forth to Thailand is a…

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Philippines Supreme Court’s Restraining Order On Reproductive Health Law Will Hinder Achievement Of Government’s Demographic, Health, Economic Goals

Inter Press Service: Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again Barry Mirkin, former chief of the Population Policy Section of the United Nations Population Division “With the landslide victory of the tough talking … Roberto Duterte to the presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East…

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Pakistani City Of Quetta Begins Polio Immunization Campaign After Discovery Of Type 2 Viral Strain In Sewage

Reuters: Pakistani city launches new polio campaign after rare strain found “Pakistan began a special five-day polio immunization campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday for children under five after a rare strain of the virus was found in sewage samples, officials said…” (Johnson/Yousefzai, 1/4).

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Menstruation Banishment Still Practiced In Nepal Despite Bans, Deaths Of Women

Washington Post: They banished their 15-year-old for having her period. She died in a cold Nepali hut. “A 15-year-old Nepali girl died over the weekend in a hut to which she had been banished for menstruating — the latest victim of an ancient ritual that persists in parts of south…

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Devex Examines USAID’s Priorities In Vietnam’s Development Efforts, Including Improving Health Care

Devex: USAID’s current priorities in Vietnam: A blend of old and new “Several of the U.S. government’s development priorities in Vietnam can be traced back to events that damaged relations between the two countries during the Vietnam War. But the U.S. Agency for International Development is now also looking ahead…

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Sri Lanka Serves As Example Of Malaria Elimination, Shows Regional Partnerships Necessary To Eradicate Disease Globally

Devex: Lessons from Sri Lanka on malaria elimination “…After staying malaria-free for three consecutive years, the country was able to apply for World Health Organization certification of malaria elimination. Since Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free on Sept. 5, the country has now emerged as an example of what is needed…

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