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Computer Algorithm Using Dengue Case Reports From Telephone Hotline Predicts Outbreaks, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In first, scientists use phones to track dengue outbreaks in poor nations “Researchers have developed a new method to pinpoint outbreaks of dengue fever by tracking phone calls to public health hotlines, a team of scientists said on Friday. Analyzing patterns of calls in Pakistan’s Punjab region,…

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Australian Researchers Declare End Of Nation’s AIDS Epidemic, Credit Access To Treatment

International Business Times: Australian researchers say new ‘miraculous’ treatments are wiping out HIV “Researchers in Australia say they now receive so few cases of people with HIV developing AIDS in any one year, they can say they have ‘beaten’ the disease…” (Piggot, 7/10). Sydney Morning Herald: AIDS epidemic ‘over’ in…

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International Community Should Take Action In First 1,000 Days Of SDGs To Ensure No One ‘Left Behind’

The Guardian: We must act fast on the global goals, or risk leaving the poorest behind Elizabeth Stuart, research fellow and team leader on the Sustainable Development Goals at the Overseas Development Institute “…Using current progress on key indicators, [new research] shows just how much harder it will be to…

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Philippines Only Asia-Pacific Nation With Rising Teenage Pregnancy Rate, UNFPA Says

Associated Press: Philippines only country in Asia where teen pregnancy rising “The Philippines is the only Asia-Pacific country where the rate of teen pregnancies rose over the last two decades and the slow decline of its overall fertility rate may deprive the country of the faster economic growth expected in…

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More Children In Malaysia Face Disease Risk As Parents Reject Vaccines In Fear Of Breaking Religious Edicts

Reuters: Some Malaysians’ rejection of vaccines fans fears of disease surge “More children are falling victim to contagious diseases in Muslim-majority Malaysia, worrying health authorities as parents reject immunization programs for fear the vaccines used infringe strict religious rules…” (Latiff, 7/6).

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Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives “ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red…

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‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Diagnostic Practice Challenges In Resource-Limited Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ‘Test and treat’ is the ideal — but ‘guess and treat’ is the more common reality Rabita Aziz, staff writer for “Science Speaks” and policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the diagnostic practices of clinicians in many low-…

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Philippine President-Elect Duterte Promotes Birth Control Despite Catholic Church’s Opposition

The Atlantic: Contraception in the Philippines “Filipino president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would promote birth control in his country even though it goes against the teachings of the Catholic Church…” (Phippen, 6/27). International Business Times: Philippines’ President-Elect Duterte Ready To Lock Horns With Catholic Church Over Contraception “…Duterte, who…

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Rapid Diagnostics, Shorter Treatment Regimens, Health Care Provider Involvement Critical To Reducing TB Burden In Afghanistan

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Ending Tuberculosis in Afghanistan: working together towards a common goal Mohammad Razai, a medical doctor and global health researcher, discusses the challenges and progress of TB efforts in Afghanistan, including the need to focus on shorter, less-expensive treatments and rapid diagnostic tests for MDR-TB by involving all…

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World Bank To Provide Additional $150M To Bangladesh To Improve Health Sector

Reuters: Bangladesh gets $150 million from World Bank for health “The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh’s health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to $508.9 million. The support will help the…

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