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China Rejects Patent Application For Gilead’s Hepatitis C Drug

Reuters: China rejects patent linked to Gilead hepatitis C drug “China has rejected a Gilead Sciences Inc. patent application related to its costly hepatitis C drug, a U.S. advocacy group said, adding the move may lead to other countries to consider rejecting patents for the controversial treatment…”

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WHO Director General Expresses Guarded Optimism Over South Korean MERS Outbreak, As Total Cases Rise To 165

Agence France-Presse: WHO chief voices optimism over S. Korea MERS outbreak “WHO chief Margaret Chan expressed guarded optimism Thursday over South Korea’s ability to contain a MERS outbreak, saying it was now ‘on a very good footing’ after an initially slow response to the virus which has killed 23 people…”…

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North Korean Drought Raises Food Security Concerns, U.N. Says

Bloomberg News: North Korea Drought Risks Poor Harvests This Year, U.N. Says “A three-month drought in North Korea risks causing poor harvests in the isolated state this year and is raising food security concerns, according to the United Nations. A dry spell from mid-April through early June ‘led to moisture…

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India’s Malnutrition Rates Higher Among Girls Than Boys, According To Studies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Little girls bear the brunt in India’s vicious cycle of malnutrition “…Despite India’s economic boom over the last two decades, 46 percent of its children under five are underweight, 48 percent are stunted, and 25 percent are wasted, according to the latest government figures. But what is…

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South Korean MERS Outbreak Not Global Health Emergency, WHO Says; Germany Reports 1 MERS-Related Death, No Other Cases

Bloomberg Business: MERS Isn’t Global Health Emergency as Korea Cases Wane, WHO Says “South Korea’s outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome isn’t a global health emergency, a World Health Organization committee decided after finding the virus hasn’t developed the ability to spread easily between people…” (Bennett, 6/17). Deutsche Welle: MERS…

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Pakistan Announces Aid Groups Must Register With Government Within 3 Months To Continue Operations Over Next 6 Months

Associated Press: Pakistan says aid groups can operate for another 6 months “Pakistan’s government announced Tuesday that international aid groups can operate for another six months provided they register with officials in three months’ time, a relief for humanitarian groups worried since authorities suddenly shut the offices of Save the…

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WHO Prequalifies China’s Single-Use, Disposable Male Circumcision Device

Financial Times: Circumcision device challenges China copycat image “China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health Organization, there is at least one area where Chinese companies have taken the lead — male circumcision. The WHO has prequalified a Chinese-made…

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Russian Government’s Focus On HIV Treatment Poses Challenges For Advocates Working To Prevent Disease

Agence France-Presse: Activists struggle in fight with Russian AIDS epidemic “…The figures show the [Russian] government’s [HIV/AIDS] policy — focusing exclusively on treatment rather than prevention — is having disastrous consequences. The number of Russians registered with HIV rose to around 930,000 as of last year from around 500,000 in…

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South Korea Reports 154 MERS Cases, 3 Additional Deaths; Hospitals Tighten Quarantine Measures, Test Experimental Treatments; Frustrations Mount Over Lack Of Vaccine

Reuters: South Korea reports four new MERS cases, three more deaths “South Korea’s health ministry reported four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Tuesday, bringing the total to 154 in an outbreak that is the largest outside Saudi Arabia. The ministry also said three patients infected with…

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Break Dengue Partnership Launches Campaign To Reduce Burden Of Disease

The Nation: Campaign against dengue fever launched “[The] ‘Dengue Tribe’ campaign by Break Dengue, a global partnership of individuals and organizations engaged in the fight against dengue fever, is calling on citizens around the world to voice their concern about the growing social burden that represents dengue…” (6/15). Times of…

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