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Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18,…

WHO DG Chan Speaks About Global Health Cooperation With China In Xinhua Interview

Xinhua News: Interview: WHO chief looks forward to China’s “particular vision” for global health cooperation “WHO chief Margaret Chan on Tuesday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping as a ‘visionary and strategic leader,’ saying that she looks forward to talking with him about how China will bring its particular vision for…

WHO DG Candidate Sania Nishtar Responds To Devex Q&A

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Sania Nishtar “If Sania Nishtar wins the race to become director general of the World Health Organization, she will be the first leader in the organization’s history to come from a developing country. But it would hardly be Nishtar’s first time trailblazing. As Pakistan’s first female…

Philippine President Duterte Signs Executive Order To Implement Reproductive Health Law Despite Supreme Court’s Restraining Order

Associated Press: Philippines to offer free contraceptives to poor “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for six million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church…” (1/11). Philippine Star:…

MCC Investments Aim To Reduce Stunting, Promote Child Health In Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and a 2015-2017 AAAS Science and Technology policy fellow serving as a health systems strengthening adviser for the MCC, discusses the importance of MCC’s investment of $134.2 million to reduce stunting in Indonesia…

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