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Physicians Working To Bring Health Care To Remote, Rural Areas Of Thailand, Liberia

Global Health NOW: In Thailand, $3 a Month Could Boost Migrant Health “…To bring better health — and dignity — to [migrants living in Thailand along the Thai-Burmese border,] a transient group trapped in the gaps between two health care systems along a porous border, … French-born, Thai-based physician [Nicolas…

Global Community Must Integrate TB, HIV Efforts, Not Treat As Separate Diseases

Huffington Post: Why Tuberculosis And HIV Have To Be Combated Together Rajesh Deshmukh, HIV-TB program officer with India’s National AIDS Control Organization “India has the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden and [is] the third highest HIV burden country in the world. … National and international studies indicate that an integrated approach…

India To Offer Injectable Contraceptives As Part Of No-Cost Family Planning Program

Inter Press Service: Debate Roils India Over Family Planning Method “The Indian government’s decision to make injectable contraceptives available to the public for free under the national family planning program (FPP) has stirred debate about women’s choices in the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country…” (Lal, 11/29). Quartz:…

Global Leaders Make 2 Landmark Commitments To Promote Health, Eradicate Poverty At 9th Global Conference On Health Promotion

WHO: 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals “Leaders from governments and United Nations organizations, city chiefs, and health experts from around the world [on Monday] made two landmark commitments to promote public health and eradicate poverty. The…

Some Civil Society Groups, Experts Push For China To Allow Single Women To Give Birth

New York Times: With Fertility Rate in China Low, Some Press to Legalize Births Outside Marriage “…Last week, three civil society groups in the southern city of Guangzhou issued a report calling for greater reproductive freedom for single women to counter the country’s low fertility rate. The issue also affects…

Indigenous Australians Continue To Be Disproportionately Affected By HIV, STIs, Study Shows

ABC Online: Indigenous HIV rates double while falling among wider population, new research shows “Indigenous Australians continue to be disproportionately represented in HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates compared to the wider population, new research has found…” (Mayers, 11/14). The Guardian: HIV infection rate in Indigenous men doubles in…

Polio Vaccination Teams In Afghanistan Helping World Close In On Elimination Goal

Los Angeles Times: This boy could be one of the world’s last victims of polio “…The narrow Sheltan valley [in Afghanistan], a haven for the Taliban and other insurgents along the border with Pakistan, is also one of the world’s last redoubts for the crippling childhood disease. There have been…

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