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All Nations Should Draw Lessons From Nigeria’s ‘Fragile, But Real,’ Experience Reaching Polio-Free Status

Washington Post: The end of polio in Africa? Editorial Board “…Africa must be free of the [polio] virus for two more years, under rigorous surveillance, before the WHO can declare it polio-free. The progress so far is fragile, but real, and attention should now be focused on campaigns against polio…

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Global Nutrition Strategies Should Address Vitamin A Deficiencies, Food Fortification

Devex: Envisioning a world with fewer vitamin A deficiencies S. Jamal Raza, director of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, Pakistan “…Vitamin A is one of several nutrients needed for young people to live, grow, flourish, and see the world. We are all looking with great enthusiasm and…

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Nepal Should Implement Widespread Typhoid Vaccination Program

Nature: Tackle Nepal’s typhoid problem now Buddha Basnyat, director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at Patan Hospital “…[W]ide deployment of a vaccine [for typhoid fever] could be a useful — and lifesaving — measure. As part of the post-earthquake recovery plan, Nepal should kick-start a long-promised vaccination program.…

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New Supreme Court Order Affects Philippines Family Planning Law, Curbs Free Contraceptive Access For Some

VOA News: Philippines’ Family Planning Law Finds Challenges “A long-awaited reproductive health law in the Catholic-majority Philippines that took effect a year ago is still facing challenges. Health service providers are dealing with a new Supreme Court order curbing some free contraception for the poor…” (Orendain, 8/18).

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DKT Pakistan Working To Increase Country’s Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Pakistan: A Tough but Vital Place to Do Family Planning Juan Enrique Garcia, country director of DKT Pakistan, discusses the organization’s efforts to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods in Pakistan by overcoming several cultural, social, and logistical challenges (8/6).

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Pakistan, Afghanistan Must Improve Traveler Screenings, Other Efforts To Eradicate Polio, WHO Says

Reuters: Pakistan, Afghanistan must step up fight against polio — WHO “Pakistan and Afghanistan must intensify efforts to halt [the] spread of the crippling poliovirus, including better screening of travelers heading abroad, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The WHO emergency committee of experts warned in a statement that…

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Cooperative Efforts To Eliminate Malaria May Catalyze Political, Social Dialogue In Myanmar

Roll Call: Malaria as a Catalyst for Change in Myanmar | Commentary Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Christopher Plowe, president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and both public health scientists at the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine “In Washington, D.C.,…

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Microfinance Has Potential To Increase Funding For Sanitation In Developing Countries

The Guardian: Can microfinance help boost sanitation coverage? Sophie Trémolet, water and sanitation economist, and Goufrane Mansour, water and sanitation specialist, both at Trémolet Consulting “…While microfinance is usually associated with income generation, rather than taps and toilets, growing evidence shows that it could be a solution for funding sanitation…

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South Korean President Dismisses Health Minister Over Handling Of MERS Outbreak

Reuters: South Korea replaces health minister criticized over MERS outbreak “South Korean President Park Geun-hye removed her minister of health [on August 4] after criticism over the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which killed 36 people as it spread through hospitals. Minister of Health 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 the malaria candidate vaccine RTS,S, risk reduction and treatment programs for drug users in Senegal and Thailand, and a TB center in Somalia (8/6).

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