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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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August 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on Bhutan’s use of gross national happiness as a measure of development (August 2015).

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BBC News Profiles Couple That Represents ‘Public Face Of HIV/AIDS In Bhutan’

BBC News: We told the king we had HIV “For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/AIDS in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive — in front…

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Korea Should Learn From MERS Outbreak, Upgrade Nation’s Health Care System To Deal With Infectious Diseases

Korea Herald: Never again Editorial Board “…[T]he MERS outbreak should offer us precious lessons that, if not properly contained, a deadly virus can have an unprecedented impact on the nation and our daily life. Now all the masks are gone and likewise we all should get back to our normal…

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Australia Should Implement New Model For Health Workforce Training, Health Systems Strengthening

Development Policy Centre’s “DevPolicy Blog”: A new model of health workforce training In a two-part series, Joel Negin, associate professor of international health and deputy head of school at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, discusses ways Australia’s aid program and universities can invest in strengthening…

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Stopping Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Requires More Urgent Resources, Political Will, Financing

Wall Street Journal: Confronting Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Ding-Shinn Chen and Stephen Locarnini, co-chairs of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific “…Hepatitis has not received funding commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. … We can stop the increasing burden of hepatitis B and hepatitis C with resources…

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