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India Attempts To Track Premature Deaths Through Survey

New York Times: Door by Door, India Strives to Know More About Death “…Nearly 70 percent of deaths in India, five million in all each year, take place in the absence of medical supervision, according to the [Office of the Registrar General of India], which is responsible for registering births…

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Pakistan Must Reexamine Polio Eradication Program To Improve Effectiveness

Al Jazeera: Pakistan’s polio puzzle Samia Altaf, public health physician and the 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center “…If increasing amounts of funding, steadily developing science and modified organizational plans have consistently failed, the only logical step is an analysis of the context. … The best place to…

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India Strives To Maintain Polio-Free Status Amid Disease Outbreaks

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: India Resolutely Guards Its Polio-Free Status Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses India’s efforts to be designated polio-free and the nation’s insistence on maintaining that status (5/22).

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Briefings Address Impact Of Global Fund’s New Funding Model On Malaria Initiatives

The UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative released two briefings (.pdf) on the impact of the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM) on malaria initiatives. UCSF Global Health Group: The Impact of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model on the 34 Malaria-Eliminating Countries “In an effort to understand the…

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Displaced Persons In Western Myanmar Face Disease Risks, U.N. Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. warns of disease risk in western Myanmar displacement camps “Deteriorating living conditions and a looming rainy season are increasing the risk of waterborne diseases in the sprawling, squalid displacement camps in western Myanmar where tens of thousands of people live, the United Nations warned on Tuesday…”…

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Smartphones Help Groups Deliver Aid In Solomon Islands, But Efforts Face Funding Shortfalls

Australian Associated Press/Daily Mail: Smartphones game changer in flood relief “Smartphones have been a game changer for an aid group delivering disaster assistance to flood victims in the Solomon Islands. But a shortfall in donations might soon stymie recovery efforts…” (5/19).

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Denial Of Access To Maternal Care In Myanmar ‘Is A Human Rights Violation’

New York Times: The Waiting Game Nicole Sganga, contributor “…Myanmar confines many of the Rohingya Muslim minority to closed camps and largely denies them adequate medical care. … Being denied access to proper maternal care is a human rights violation that deserves notice — and redress. … If we’re going…

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Initiative In India Aims To Keep Country Polio-Free

BBC News: Eradicating polio one step at a time “A few years ago, India accounted for half the world’s cases of polio. Today it is officially clear of the disease. This remarkable feat is largely [due] to an army of women who, one step at a time, have crisscrossed the…

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Number Of HIV Cases Rising Among MSM In Vietnam

Thomson Reuters Foundation: HIV rising among men having sex with men in Vietnam “Long overshadowed by the government’s attention to other at-risk groups, Vietnam is failing to stem HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM), a group that is hidden due to social stigma…” (Kimmons, 5/16).

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Measles Case Numbers Rise In Pakistan Despite Government Vaccination Program

IRIN: Is Pakistan losing the battle against measles? “Pakistan has seen a growing number of measles cases in recent years, with more than 25,000 reported last year, including 321 deaths. … The steady rise comes despite a government measles vaccination program that has been running for more than 35 years…”…

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