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G7, European, Gulf Nations Pledge $1.8B To U.N. Humanitarian Agencies

Agence France-Presse: G7, Gulf states pledge $1.8 billion for U.N. refugee aid “The G7 group of leading economies, European countries, and Gulf states pledged $1.8 billion in funding for U.N. aid agencies struggling with the worst refugee crisis in 70 years. The commitment, which in part reflects earlier pledges, came…

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India Should Prioritize Public Health By Increasing Spending, Setting Transparent, Measurable Goals

Al Jazeera America: Fixing the broken bones of India’s health system Akash Goel, physician and journalist “… [India Prime Minister Narendra] Modi should prioritize the health of his people. … He can start in two simple ways. First, India’s public health expenditures should reflect global standards. … The second way…

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Chinese President Co-Hosts U.N. Meeting On Gender Equality Amid Criticisms About Treatment Of Women

News outlets report on a U.N. summit on gender equality, titled Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action, that took place on Sunday. Associated Press: Leaders pledge money, clout to achieve women’s equality “…Leaders from about 80 countries and dozens of diplomats attended the…

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India’s Dengue Case Numbers Could Be Much Higher, Study Says

The Lancet: Dengue surveillance poor in India “…An October, 2014, study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene by researchers at the Brandeis University, MA, USA, showed that the annual number of dengue fever cases in India could be 282-times higher than the number officially reported, and ‘the…

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Volunteer Female Community Health Workforce Delivers Maternal, Child Care Throughout Nepal

The Atlantic: The Women Who Keep Nepal Healthy “With their distinctive blue saris, 52,000 female community-health volunteers are at the front lines of medical care in Nepal. Since 1988, they’ve provided maternal and child health information and health services throughout the Himalayan kingdom, treating diarrhea and pneumonia, the primary causes…

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Chinese Leader To Speak At U.N. Gender Equality Meeting, Irking Some Activists; U.N. Women Head Praises Nation’s Progress On Education, Health

Associated Press: Chinese Leader to Address U.N. on Gender Equality, Vexing Some “Chinese leader Xi Jinping will preside this weekend over a U.N. conference on gender equality, which some activists say is galling given China’s recent detentions of women’s rights activists and its history of stopping people from attending U.N.…

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China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan Explores HIV, Smoking Cessation Research On Tour Of Cancer Center

CCTV America: China’s first lady Peng Liyuan on why she fights against HIV/AIDS “Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan toured an HIV research lab in Seattle. She is a World Health Organization ambassador in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A while back, she sat down with CCTV’s James Chau and explained what…

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Taiwan Records 42 Dengue Deaths So Far This Year, Double 2014 Total

Agence France-Presse: Taiwan suffers deadliest ever dengue outbreak “Taiwan is suffering its deadliest ever outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever with a record high of 42 deaths, authorities said Thursday, double the number that died in 2014. … The total number of cases for 2015 has already hit 15,282, the Center…

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Blog Post Highlights Collaboration Between China, Seattle Development, Global Health Communities

Humanosphere: Seattle’s global health community has strong presence in China Humanosphere founder Tom Paulson discusses Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Seattle to speak with Bill Gates on how best to collaborate on technology and business, as well as both Seattle’s and China’s role in global health innovation (9/23).

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DW Video Report Examines Access To TB Care In Mumbai

Deutsche Welle: Working towards a healthy global population “Although some 37 million cases of TB were treated or prevented through proper care between 2000 and 2013, the World Health Organization says the diseases is ‘second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.’ This…

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