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Turkish President Calls On Muslims To Reject Contraception To Promote Population Growth, Angering Women’s Rights Group

Agence France-Presse: Family planning not for Muslims, says Turkey’s Erdogan “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that family planning and contraception were not for Muslim families, in his latest comments promoting population growth that angered women’s activists…” (Williams, 5/30). Newsweek: Turkey’s Erdogan Calls on Muslims to Reject Birth…

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Pakistan’s Environmental Samples Test Negative For Polio, Signaling Progress Against Disease

Associated Press: Pakistan says new sampling shows progress against polio “For the first time in Pakistan’s history all the previous month’s environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus, an official said Monday…” (5/30).

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CDC, WHO Discuss Efforts To Reduce Tobacco Use On World Day

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World No Tobacco Day — Tobacco Surveillance in Barangay Looc, Province of Zambales, Philippines; Reflections on GTCB’s Worldwide Impact Edward Rainey, IT specialist and public health analyst with the CDC Foundation’s Office on Smoking and Health’s Global Tobacco Control Branch (GTCB), discusses U.S. efforts in the…

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India’s PM Asks Physicians To Provide Free Maternal Care 12 Days Per Year

Agence France-Presse: India PM asks doctors to treat pregnant women for free “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on doctors Thursday to give up 12 days a year to treating poor, pregnant women free of charge, in a speech to mark the anniversary of his government’s second year in power…”…

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Philippines Population Growth Slower Following Law Allowing Government-Funded Contraceptives

Associated Press: Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread “The Philippines’ annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception. … A national law that provides government funding for contraceptives was passed in 2012 despite strong opposition from Catholic church leaders. The…

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Taiwanese Health Minister Signals Desire To Work With China On Public Health Issues

Associated Press: Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues “Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people ‘on both sides of the Taiwan Strait’ and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola, and dengue, the Taiwanese…

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CDC, WHO, Vietnamese Health Authorities Work Together To Detect, Respond To Locally Transmitted Zika Cases

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Vietnam: Increased Surveillance Leads to Detection of Zika Virus Tu Anh Tran, Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) fellow, discusses the WHO’s and CDC’s work in Vietnam in response to the Zika virus, writing, “In addition to increased surveillance for priority infectious diseases, CDC’s Global Health Security…

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Japan Pledges $130M To Global Health Innovative Technology Fund/UNDP Replenishment

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: Government of Japan Announces Decision to Contribute US$130 million to GHIT Fund/UNDP Replenishment “[Friday], the Government of Japan (GOJ) announced its policy ahead of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit that it will make a US$130 million contribution to the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)/United…

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Japan Announces $800M Commitment To Global Fund For Upcoming 5th Replenishment

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Japan Pledges $800 Million to Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Ahead of G7 Summit Sarah Marston, director of communications at Friends of the Global Fight, writes, “On May 20, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan announced that the country will pledge U.S. $800 million to…

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Yellow Fever Outbreak ‘Serious’ But Does Not Qualify As Emergency, WHO Committee Says, Calls For Action

Associated Press: U.N.: Yellow fever outbreak is “serious” but not an emergency “The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is ‘serious and of great concern’ but does not warrant being declared a global emergency…” (5/19). CNN: WHO: Yellow fever outbreak is ‘serious and…

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