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Philippines Confirms 2nd MERS Case In Foreign Traveler

Agence France-Presse: Philippines confirms second MERS case “A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia…” (7/6). BBC News: Philippine health…

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Researchers, Public Health Officials Working To Learn More About MERS After Korean Outbreak

The Lancet: Too many unknowns stymie response to MERS “The spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome to Asia has put the public health community on trial for a lack of adequate preparedness in preventing such infections…” (Maurice, 7/4).

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Government-Led Campaigns Encourage Breastfeeding In China But Only 2% Of Mothers Breastfeeding Infants At 6 Months

Washington Post: China wants mothers to breastfeed, but they keep choosing formula “An overwhelming number of young women in China are reaching for formula over breast milk prematurely to feed their newborns, despite ­government-led campaigns to promote breastfeeding as the exclusive diet of infants until ­­­six months of age. As…

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U.N. Releases First-Ever Heatwave Early Warning System Guidelines To Address Health Risks Of High Global Temperatures

U.N. News Centre: First-ever heatwave warning guidelines issued by U.N. as global temperatures soar “Two United Nations agencies have unveiled a series of new guidelines aimed at addressing the health risks posed by the increasing number and intensity of climate change-related heatwaves affecting the planet, as warm weather alerts spread…

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Founder Of Bangladesh-Based Poverty Alleviation NGO Named World Food Prize Winner

Associated Press: Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize “A man who created a Bangladesh-based nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday. Fazle Hasan Abed created BRAC, originally known as Bangladesh…

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China To Receive Discounts On GSK’s New HIV Drug Under Manufacturing Deal

Reuters: Manufacturing deal wins China cheap supply of GSK’s new HIV drug “China will receive cut-price supplies of GlaxoSmithKline’s new HIV drug Tivicay, following a deal for Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals to become an additional manufacturer of the medicine’s active ingredient. The collaboration between GSK’s HIV unit ViiV Healthcare and Desano…

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South Korea Marks 3 Days Without New MERS Case

Agence France-Presse: Third day with no new MERS cases in South Korea “South Korea said Tuesday it had gone three days without any new cases of the deadly MERS virus, in a welcome boost to efforts to tackle the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia…” (6/30).

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UNHCR Commissioner Urges International Community To Boost Humanitarian Support To Afghanistan

U.N. News Centre: Senior U.N. official urges global action to end years-long plight of 2.6 million Afghan refugees “Expressing concern over the plight of millions of Afghan refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on the international community to boost its engagement [and] employ innovative solutions and…

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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses highlights from the recent Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which “produced vibrant and stimulating discussions on strategies to end HIV, TB, and malaria as epidemics” (6/30).

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GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a new contraceptive option, China’s role in global health R&D, and vaccines for MERS and pneumonia Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights some of the past week’s news in global health research (6/29).

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