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Vietnam’s Adoption Of ‘One Health’ Infectious Disease Control Methods Helps Stem Large Outbreaks

NOVA Next: How Vietnam Mastered Infectious Disease Control “…[‘One Health’ is] a holistic approach to global health that, over the past decade, has become the dominant force in emerging infectious diseases and global health security. After that first big avian flu scare of 2003, Vietnam became an early adapter of…

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MSF Releases Internal Review Of U.S. Airstrike On Kunduz Hospital That Killed At Least 30 People

News outlets report on a Médecins Sans Frontières internal review of the allegedly mistaken U.S. military airstrike on the organization’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Atlantic: What Happened in Kunduz? “…At a news conference in Kabul on Thursday, Christopher Stokes, MSF’s general director, said it’s ‘quite hard to understand and…

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Indian HIV Prevention Program’s Condom Supplies Running Low, Government Data Show

Reuters: Condom shortage hampers India’s AIDS fight “…India provides free condoms under its community-based AIDS prevention program that targets high-risk groups like sex workers. That strategy, the World Bank estimates, helped avert three million HIV infections between 1995 and 2015. But government data released last week showed about two-thirds of…

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GHIT Fund Could Be Model For Global Health R&D Financing, Governance

Devex: How innovative financing and partnerships are transforming the infectious disease product pipeline BT Slingsby, CEO and executive director of the GHIT Fund “…In response to the lack of investment in products for infectious disease, Japan has created a pioneering model for global health R&D financing and governance. The first…

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Feed The Future Releases 2015 Progress Report On U.S. Efforts To Address Global Hunger, Poverty

USAID: Feed the Future Announces Progress in Fight Against Global Hunger and Poverty At a Capitol Hill event co-hosted by InterAction on Thursday, Feed the Future released its 2015 progress report, which includes “stories of those benefiting from Feed the Future activities throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the…

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China Should Use Resources To Provide ‘Proper’ Sex Education, Expand Access To Family Planning Services

Bloomberg View: China Needs to Talk About Sex Adam Minter, writer and author “…The need [to provide family planning services in China] is dire. Over 70 percent of Chinese say they’ve had premarital sex. Yet almost none receive proper sex education or access to family planning services and counseling. HIV…

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China’s One-Child Policy Had ‘Harsh’ Consequences, Two-Child Policy Limits Citizens’ Reproductive Choices

Project Syndicate: China’s One-Child Calamity Minxin Pei, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States “…[I]t is reasonable to estimate that as many as half of China’s abortions — some 6.5 million registered surgical abortions, plus untold numbers…

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One In Three North Korean Children Stunted Due To Malnutrition; WFP Extends Timeline Of Food Aid Program To Country

UPI: World Food Program: 1 in 3 North Korean children suffer from stunted growth “One in three North Korean children under age 5 suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition, and one-third of North Korean women are afflicted by anemia, according to the World Food Program…” (Shim, 11/3). VOA News:…

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China’s New Family Planning Policy Awaits Approval From Parliament

Reuters/Huffington Post: China On New Two-Child Policy: Not So Fast “China must continue to enforce its one-child policy until new rules allowing all couples to have two children go into effect, the top family planning body said. … The plan for the change must be approved by the rubber-stamp parliament…

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IHME Studies Examine Child Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy In China

Humanosphere: Visualizing health progress and disparities in China Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Humanosphere contributor, uses maps and graphics to discuss two IHME studies published in The Lancet. The first study discusses the child mortality rate in China and the second study…

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