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Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab “This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month,…

Global Dispatches Podcast Features Interview With Malaria No More CEO

Global Dispatches Podcast: Inside the Fight Against Malaria In this week’s episode, Global Dispatches host Mark Goldberg speaks with Martin Edlund, a founding member and CEO of Malaria No More, ahead of World Malaria Day. “…Despite the progress [against malaria], [Edlund] argues that there are still big challenges ahead –…

Myanmar’s Proposed Birth Spacing Law Could Impact Country’s Maternal Health Advances, Human Rights Group Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Myanmar population control law threatens minorities: rights group “Myanmar’s religious and ethnic minorities may be targeted, abused, and suppressed by a proposed population control law which could be a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances, according to a U.S.-based human rights group…” (Guilbert, 4/22).

Providing Subsidies, Information For Latrine Building More Effective Than Either Alone, Study Shows

Humanosphere: To get people to build toilets, turn to subsidies Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses “[r]esearch published in Science Magazine last week show[ing] that providing subsidies for the construction of latrines in northwest Bangladesh was more effective than information and motivation programs. Putting the two together produced even better results…”…

China Can Provide Important Lessons, Serve As Partner To Africa On UHC

Devex: China and UHC in Africa Cheng Feng, chair of the China Alliance for South-South Health Cooperation Research and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Public Health “…The success that China is beginning to have in expanding health coverage at home is particularly fertile learning territory for Africa, given…

Rabies Deaths Higher Than Previous Estimates, Mathematical Model Suggests

New York Times: Rabies Deaths Higher Than Previously Thought “Rabies kills 59,000 people a year, or about 160 a day — more than had previously been assumed — according to a study published last week. The report, based on mathematical modeling, is higher than previous estimates based on officially reported…

New Health Research Partnership To Focus On Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases

The Lancet: New global center launched to address chronic diseases “A new international health research partnership plans to tackle chronic diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia in an integrated way. … The Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC), launched in New Delhi, India, on April 7, brings together experts…

Clean Cookstoves Can Benefit Health Of Women, Children In Nepal

Inter Press Service: Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal “…According to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, over 80 percent of Nepali people use solid fuels such as wood and cow dung for cooking. In this country of 28 million, over 75 percent of households cook…

PLOS Article Provides Update On NTDs In ASEAN Nations

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Overview and Update Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy, and colleagues provide an…