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Blog Post Discusses Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Efforts To Improve Road Safety Globally

Health Affairs Blog: Putting The Brakes On Global Road Crash Deaths: One Foundation’s Efforts Kelly Henning, director of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health program, discusses efforts to reduce deaths from road traffic accidents worldwide, highlighting the successes of the ongoing Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (9/30).

BBC News Examines Delhi’s Efforts To Address Worst Dengue Outbreak In Years

BBC News: Dealing with dengue: Lessons from the fever crippling Delhi “…Delhi is in the grip of its worst outbreak of dengue in years. According to the official figures, 25,000 people have been infected in India this year. The real figure is believed to be hundreds of times higher…” (Rowlatt,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…