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Relaxation Of One-Child Policy In Shanghai Prompting Few Women To Have Second Child

New York Times: In Shanghai, Easing of One-Child Rule Isn’t Seen as Cure for Challenges Ahead “…With one of the lowest fertility rates in China and the country’s fastest-aging population, the city is growing anxious about the demographic and social welfare challenges ahead, researchers say. Under relaxed family planning rules…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses closing the treatment gap for children with HIV, the role of midwives in efforts to eliminate malaria in Myanmar, and the Fund’s 2015 strategic review (1/29).

Blog Post Discusses Family Planning Programs In India, Pakistan

Global Health TV: Family Planning in India and Pakistan: Trying to Pick Up the Pace of Change David Olson, a global development communications consultant, discusses challenges to and progress made in family planning in India and Pakistan, highlighting two DKT International programs (1/27).

Abortion Estimate Prompts Concern Over Effectiveness Of Sex Education In China

Wall Street Journal: China Performs 13 Million Abortions Per Year, State Media Says “Abortion rates in China remain high, calling into question the country’s sex education practices. There are an estimated 13 million abortions performed in China annually, according to a report from the state-run China Daily, citing the National…

Vietnamese HIV Group Seeks To Educate, Support HIV-Positive Women

PBS NewsHour: In Vietnam, learning to embrace life with HIV “…HIV/AIDS is one of Vietnam’s largest health issues. In the country of 93 million, an estimated 250,000 people are living with HIV and about 67,000 of them are women, according to UNAIDS, which receives its data from the Vietnamese Ministry…

India Setting Targets, Taking Actions To Reduce NCD Burden In Country

World Health Organization: India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) This feature discusses the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India and the country’s response. According to the piece, “…[T]he Government of India is taking immediate action and targeting the greatest risk factors contributing to…

Awareness, Treatment Of Obstetric Fistula Gaining Ground In Nepal

The Guardian: Nepal’s ‘poor woman’s problem': how obstetric fistula blights lives “…Though exact numbers are hard to come by, it is estimated that hundreds of women in Nepal’s rural hinterlands are afflicted with this condition because of inadequate maternal care, underage pregnancy, or prolonged or obstructed labor. … Last year,…