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At Least 10 Pakistani Children Test HIV-Positive After Receiving Blood Transfusions

Reuters: Pakistani children test positive for HIV after blood transfusions “At least 10 Pakistani children who received blood transfusions have tested positive for HIV, officials said Thursday, with a leading medic predicting the discovery could be just the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ The children were receiving regular transfusions for the…

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Employing Peer Therapists Could Be Effective Strategy To Treat Depression In Developing Countries

New York Times: A Depression-Fighting Strategy That Could Go Viral Tina Rosenberg, author and former editorial writer for the New York Times “…Depression is the most important thief of productive life for women around the world, and the second-most important for men. … We know how to treat depression. What…

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Women, Girls With Disabilities In India Face Institutionalization, Abuse, HRW Report Shows

New York Times: Group Cites Grim State of India’s Mentally Ill “Women and girls with intellectual disabilities or mental illness in India are subject to forced institutionalization in sometimes overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, verbal and physical abuse, and medication without consent, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch…

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U.N. Marks International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

U.N. News Centre: On world Day, Ban spotlights how technology can improve life for 1 billion persons with disabilities “More than one billion people — or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population — live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic…

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Antibiotic Resistance Contributing To India’s High Neonatal Mortality

New York Times: ‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat “A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no longer work. These infants are born with bacterial infections that…

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Myanmar Pledges To Provide Free ARVs To Nearly All Its HIV-Positive Patients By 2016

Radio Free Asia: Myanmar to Provide Free Treatment to Half of HIV/AIDS Patients by 2016 “…Health Minister Than Aung told reporters in the capital Naypyidaw on Monday that the government would spend around U.S. $5 million next year on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for nearly all of the people affected with…

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Progress Against HIV/AIDS Made In China But Challenges Remain, WHO Country Representative Says In Interview

Deutsche Welle: WHO: ‘China is witnessing an evolving HIV epidemic’ “…Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Representative in China, says in a DW interview that while the country has made remarkable progress in some areas, China still faces many challenges in terms of preventing new HIV infections, and ensuring equitable access to health…

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MSF Testing Drones To Transport TB Lab Samples From Remote Areas Of Papua New Guinea

VICE News: Drones Are Being Tested in the Fight Against a Tuberculosis Epidemic in Papua New Guinea “Drones have been trialed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to combat a centuries-old disease that has crippled communities in one of the most untamed wildernesses on earth. … MSF this year began to…

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HIV Case Numbers Increasing In Europe, Central Asia, WHO Warns

News outlets report on a WHO warning issued on Thursday that the number of HIV cases in Europe and Central Asia is increasing. Deutsche Welle: WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia “The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that the HIV/AIDS virus remains a very…

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BRAC, Gates Foundation To Test Mobile Money In Bangladesh In Effort To Improve Economic, Health Outcomes

Forbes: Global Health Looks To BRAC And Gates Foundation For Mobile Money “Bangladesh is going digital. Not in smart watches, sensor-based clothing, or electronic health records, but in money. Mobile money. Money, that according to BRAC and the Gates Foundation could improve the economic and health outcomes of the country,…

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