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Southeast Asian Strain Of Drug-Resistant Malaria Has Not Yet Spread Out Of Region, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria strain confined to Asia: scientists “A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. … An international consortium supported by the World Health Organization conducted the research in 59…

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The Guardian Examines Contraception Options, Including Sterilization, Under India’s Family Planning Programs

The Guardian: Sterilized at 20: the Indian women seeking permanent contraceptive solutions “…More than four million [Indian] women were permanently sterilized in 2014-15. In contrast, only about 90,000 men had vasectomies. The government says 1,434 people died from the procedures between 2003 and 2012, almost all of them women. Social…

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Health Practitioners Must Ask Parents About Child-Feeding Practices To Avoid Dangerous Formula Substitutions

Global Health NOW: Cheap Milk Substitutes Endanger Babies Afifa Tanweer, nutritionist in India and honorable mention winner in the 2016 Untold Global Health Stories Contest “…Finding a total of five tea creamer-fed children during [a] three-months period, I was convinced that poverty, lack of knowledge, and advertising can play a…

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Developing-Country-Based Research Presents Opportunity For Cost-Effective Health Innovations

Project Syndicate: Health Care Innovation in the Global South Shams El Arifeen, epidemiologist, senior scientist, and senior director of the Maternal and Child Health Division at icddr,b “… [I]nnovators living and working in resource-poor settings are among the best equipped to develop and test cost-effective health solutions. After all, nobody…

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India Reduced Child Malnutrition But Facing High Diabetes Prevalence, Global Nutrition Report Shows

Wall Street Journal: India Is Making Progress on Reducing Malnutrition But Now Has a Diabetes Problem “While India has dramatically reduced its rate of child malnutrition, a new report points to the increasing burden of diabetes in the world’s second most populous country. According to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report…

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Ending Preventable Child Deaths Possible With Financial, Political Commitments

Quartz: India is proof that health care miracles can save millions of children from death and disease Mathuram Santosham, professor of international health and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and co-chair of the ROTA Council “…Four decades on, child mortality…

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Chicago Council Report Offers Recommendations For India To Improve Urban Food Systems, Bolster Nutrition

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: New Council Report: Food Insecure India Needs Systemic Reforms to Nourish Growing Cities “A new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, entitled Investing to Nourish India’s Cities, argues that substantial public investments are needed to address food system inefficiencies and improve food and…

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Local Health Workers, NGOs Face Challenges To Improving Contraception Access In Rural Myanmar

The Guardian: Baby blues: rural Myanmar’s desperate need for family planning services “…About 40 percent of women in Myanmar use contraception, but in Chin State the figure is closer to three percent. … But improving access to family planning services is an uphill battle. Many people believe using contraception defies…

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Indian City Of Hyderabad To Vaccinate 300K Children After Active Polio Strain Detected In Sewage Sample

Associated Press: Indian city on alert as polio strain found in sewage water “A city of nearly seven million people in southern India has declared a ‘high alert’ for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water, an official said Wednesday…” (Farooq, 6/15).…

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India Authorities Investigating Illegal Human Organ Trade Network

New York Times: India Police Probe Trade in Human Organs “…[Indian] authorities said they uncovered a complex nationwide network that was illegally trading in kidneys. … A 1994 law outlawed organ sales but permitted donations between family members. … The United Nations World Health Organization said that despite the official…

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