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TPP Could Block Access To Some Medications In 4 Countries, GlobalPost Reports

GlobalPost: In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people “For its backers, including the White House, the world’s largest ever trade deal is a no-brainer. … But in four of them — Peru, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam — the TPP may have a particular dark…

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Indonesia Trys To Maintain Viability Of National Health Insurance System Under Mounting Costs

Wall Street Journal: Indonesia’s Health Care Program Struggles With Its Own Success “Just over a year ago, Indonesia created what has quickly become, at least for now, the world’s largest national health insurance system. … But like nascent health care systems in some other developing countries, Indonesia’s program is struggling…

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Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Has ‘Powerful Role’ In Building Resiliency To Climate Change In Oceania Nations

Fiji Times: Pacific leadership pivotal in global health initiative Ariela Zibiah, communication analyst at the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office “…[Reproductive, maternal, newborn, children’s, and adolescents’ health (RMNCAH)] in the context of climate change … is crucial for resilience — whether one is speaking of human population or ensuring an enabling…

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Botswana Looking To China To Help Improve HIV Prevention, Monitoring Programs, Health Official Says

Xinhua News: Interview: Botswana eyes closer cooperation with China in fight against HIV “Botswana is eyeing closer cooperation with China in the fight against HIV/AIDS, especially on education and monitoring programs, said a senior health official. In a recent interview with Xinhua, National Coordinator of Botswana National AIDS Cooperating Agency…

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South Korea Pledges $12M Over 3 Years To Gavi

IANS/Business Standard: Seoul to offer $12 mn towards global vaccine program “The South Korean government on Tuesday said it will provide $12 million over the next three years towards a global vaccine program. The foreign ministry said it has signed a related memorandum of understanding with [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance]…

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Awarding Nobel Prize To Chinese Scientist Draws Question Of Celebrating Individual Inventors Over Collective Group Efforts

The Conversation: The secret Maoist Chinese operation that conquered malaria — and won a Nobel Jia-Chen Fu, assistant professor of Chinese language at Emory University “…[Chinese medical researcher Tu Youyou’s] research has drawn accolades from the international scientific community, while also igniting a debate in the Chinese language media about…

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‘High Quality Relevant Data’ Helping World Eradicate Polio

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The march to polio eradication is on Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India, discusses multiple factors helping the world progress toward global polio eradication. “These include strong political and bureaucratic commitment, seamless coordination…

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Chinese Nobel Laureate Led Team To Develop Artemisinin Under Orders From Mao Zedong

The Guardian: Tu Youyou: how Mao’s challenge to malaria pioneer led to Nobel prize “It was 21 January 1969 when Mao Zedong gave a 39-year-old scientist from Zhejiang province the challenge of her life. China was in the grip of the Cultural Revolution, with universities and schools across the country…

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News Outlets Report On Potential Public Health Impacts Of El Niño

Agence France-Presse: El Niño could spark large-scale dengue fever epidemic “The weather phenomenon known as El Niño could lead to an epidemic of dengue fever cases in southeast Asia, international researchers said Monday. … Researchers analyzed 18 years of monthly dengue surveillance reports across southeast Asia, according to the study…

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GlobalPost Examines Progress Of Clean India Campaign

GlobalPost: 8 million new toilets later, India isn’t much cleaner “…One year in, the Clean India Campaign has taken an important step to raise public and political awareness about a serious issue. But unless the government goes further than building new bathrooms, it will just be a lot of money…

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