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Gates Foundation Funding For Indian Immunization Program Ending; Health Ministry To Fund Group Moving Forward, Official Says

Reuters: India scraps funding ties with Gates Foundation on immunization “A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India’s immunization program will now be funded by the health ministry, a government official said, a move in part prompted by fears foreign donors could influence policy…

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Gates Foundation Pneumonia Director Discusses India’s Child Immunization Program In Economic Times Interview

Economic Times: Gates foundation interested in preventing infectious diseases: Keith Klugman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “India is expected to roll out Pfizer’s 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), Prevnar13, as part of its universal immunization program this year. The vaccine, procured from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi)…

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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 contains an article about the Global Fund’s Regional Artemisinin Initiative (RAI), a program aimed at addressing drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong region; a video on RAI’s efforts to…

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New York Times Examines Innovations In Cholera Treatment, Vaccination, Spearheaded By Bangladesh’s ICDDR,B

New York Times: Turning the Tide Against Cholera “…[Cholera] is a continuing threat in nearly 70 countries, where more than one billion people are at risk. Now, thanks largely to efforts that began in cholera’s birthplace, [Bangladesh,] a way to finally conquer the long-dreaded plague is in sight. A treatment…

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Vietnam Government To Release Mosquitoes With Wolbachia Bacteria In Effort To Control Dengue

Xinhua News: Vietnam to release anti-dengue mosquitoes into wild “[The] Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) has planned to release mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria, a natural bacterium which is safe for human[s], into [the] wild [in] March 2017 as part of the project to eliminate dengue in Vietnam. The aim of the…

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Urgent Action Needed To Address Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia, Researchers Warn

Financial Times: Malaria superbugs threaten global health disaster “Drug-resistant malaria superbugs threaten a global public health disaster unless urgent action is taken to fight their spread in Southeast Asia, authors of new research have warned. The mosquito-borne uber-parasites have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia and could…

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Philippines President At Odds With Catholic Church Over Executive Order Calling For Immediate Implementation Of 2012 Reproductive Health Law

New York Times: Duterte’s Free Birth Control Order Is Latest Skirmish With Catholic Church “…The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, signed an executive order this month calling for the full and immediate enforcement of a 2012 law that would give six million women … free government-distributed contraception and reproductive health services.…

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Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Launches National Government Initiative To Improve Childhood Nutrition, Address Stunting

The Guardian: Aung San Suu Kyi launches campaign to tackle widespread stunting in Myanmar “Aung San Suu Kyi has launched Myanmar’s first national government initiative on nutrition in an attempt to tackle some of the world’s highest malnourishment rates among young children. The country’s leader traveled to the central dry…

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Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18,…

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WHO DG Chan Speaks About Global Health Cooperation With China In Xinhua Interview

Xinhua News: Interview: WHO chief looks forward to China’s “particular vision” for global health cooperation “WHO chief Margaret Chan on Tuesday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping as a ‘visionary and strategic leader,’ saying that she looks forward to talking with him about how China will bring its particular vision for…

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