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U.N. Says Emergency Funding For Nepal Slow To Arrive Nearly 2 Weeks After Earthquake; Humanitarian Aid Distribution, Vaccination, Continue

Agence France-Presse: Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak “Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month’s massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease…” (5/6). IRIN: Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?…

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Nepal Earthquake Aftermath Strains Already Fragile Health System

Humanosphere: Nepal’s progress on health violently set back by massive quake In a guest post, Melody Schreiber, program manager at the International Reporting Project, reports from Nepal and discusses the impact of the recent earthquake on the country’s health system (5/6).

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Gates Foundation Announces $75M To Form Child Health And Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network In Africa, Asia

The Atlantic: Bill Gates’s Quest to Determine Why Children Are Dying “…In order to better understand the drivers of mortality for all children, on Wednesday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it’s investing $75 million in a series of surveillance sites that will gather data ‘about how, where,…

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China Launches Renewed Campaign Against Illegal Prenatal Gender Tests, Sex-Selective Abortion, State Media Reports

Reuters: China launches new campaign against sex-selective abortions “China has begun a new campaign against illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions to help address the country’s gender imbalance, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday…” (Blanchard, 5/6). Wall Street Journal: China Tries to Fix Skewed Sex Ratios “…The campaign,…

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UNICEF, E.U. Begin Humanitarian Aid Airlifts To Nepal; Concerns Rise Over Potential Disease Outbreaks Following Earthquake

Deutsche Welle: Nepal slipping into ‘increasingly dire’ health situation “…In a DW interview, Sophie Cairns, senior life sciences analyst at global analytics firm IHS, explains that even prior to the earthquake, Nepal was home to inadequate health facilities and access to treatment. The situation is now even more desperate as…

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Nepal’s Earthquake Recovery Efforts Must Empower Local Participation, Link Acute Response To Long-Term Goals

The Guardian: Building a new Nepal: why the world must heed the lessons of Haiti Prospery Raymond, Christian Aid’s country manager for Haiti “…For those affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, I have nothing but compassion and empathy. I have seen first-hand the extent of the pain and…

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Meeting With UNAIDS, Global Fund Heads, Chinese Premier Vows More Cooperation With International Community On Infectious Disease Efforts

Xinhua News: Chinese premier vows more int’l public health cooperation “Premier Li Keqiang on Monday vowed that China will cooperate more with the international community in infectious disease prevention and control, as he met with the leaders of two major public health organizations. Li met with Michel Sidibe, executive director…

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With Proper Political Will, Funding, Armenia Can Become First EECA Country To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS? Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…For people who have been diagnosed with HIV [in Armenia], treatment is now accessible to all those eligible for it, with most people on therapy having…

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Collecting Objective Data Integral For Disaster Response Management, Recovery Process

Washington Post: We have too little data to know how to help countries like Nepal recover from natural disasters Thomas D. Kirsch, director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “…In medicine, we collect data about what works and what…

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Agencies Urge Streamlining Of Aid Distribution In Nepal, As U.N. Warns Of Disease Outbreak Potential During Imminent Monsoon Season

New York Times: Nepal’s Bureaucracy Is Blamed as Earthquake Relief Supplies Pile Up “Relief supplies for earthquake victims have been piling up at the airport and in warehouses here because of bureaucratic interference by Nepalese authorities who insist that standard customs inspections and other procedures be followed, even in an…

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