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India Sees Rise In Swine Flu Cases, Deaths; Hospitals Running Out Of Protective Masks As Disease Spreads

Reuters: India sees rapid rise in swine flu deaths and cases “India has seen a sharp rise in the number of swine flu deaths and reported cases this year, prompting officials to investigate the cause and step up efforts to combat the virus…” (Kalra, 2/13). TIME: 100 Indians Have Died…

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Malaria In Asia-Pacific Can Be Eliminated By 2030 With Enough Political Will, Funding, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Can Asia-Pacific region get rid of malaria by 2030? “An ambitious goal — to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific region by 2030 — faces formidable hurdles but is achievable if enough political will and funding are available to fight the mosquito-borne disease, health experts say…” (Zweynert, 2/13).

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Blog Post Examines Food Security In North Korea

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: North Korea’s Food Situation: Stable and Improving Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, examines the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent assessment of food security in North Korea (2/17).

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India’s National HIV/AIDS Program Faces Drug, Supply Stock Outs, Activists Say

Wall Street Journal: Activists Claim India’s Free HIV/AIDS Program Is In ‘Shambles’ “India has run out of critical supplies under its state-run HIV/AIDS program, activists say, leaving tens of thousands of infected patients without access to life-saving drugs…” (Rana, 2/12).

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Rapidly Rising NCD Rates Threaten Development Gains In Pacific Islands, Health Ministers Say

Inter Press Service: Diabetes Epidemic Threatens Development Gains in Pacific Islands “The rapid rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific Islands, which now cause 75 percent of all deaths, is one of the greatest impediments to post-2015 development, health ministers in the region claim…” (Wilson, 2/11).

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As Obesity Rates Rise, China Must Address Nutrition Through Policy Decisions

The Guardian: Fat China: how are policymakers tackling rising obesity? Paul French, author “…By 2012, China’s Ministry of Health estimated that as many as 300 million Chinese people are obese in a population of 1.2 billion. This total makes China the second most obese nation after the USA in numbers…

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Indonesia Makes MDG Progress But Problems Of Inequality Pose Challenges

Wall Street Journal: Indonesia Gets Mixed Grade on Millennium Development Goals “Indonesia has met many of its Millennium Development Goals in the nearly 15 years since they were adopted by United Nations members, but efforts have been uneven, a new report says…” (Otto, 2/11).

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More Than 700K Children Treated For Intestinal Worms In Vietnam

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Success in Vietnam: More than 700,000 School Children Treated! Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “Over the span of two months, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, together with World Vision Australia, treated more than…

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$300M World Bank Loan To Bangladesh Will Help Improve Child Nutrition

Reuters: Bangladesh to get $300 million World Bank loan for child health “Bangladesh is to get a $300 million loan from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) to help improve child nutrition after a deal was signed on Monday. The project will provide financial help to about 600,000 of…

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More Than 200 Dead From Swine Flu In India This Year, Raising Concerns Of Epidemic

International Business Times: India: Over 200 swine flu deaths in less than two months raising concerns “Around 215 deaths from swine flu have been reported so far this year across India, in contrast to 238 deaths in 2014, raising fears of an epidemic. … There is also a rise in…

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