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Inter Press Service Examines Food Security Challenges In India

Inter Press Service: Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty “In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition security is a daunting challenge for many nations. India, Asia’s third largest economy and the world’s second most populous nation after China…

Investments In WASH Would Help Improve Child Nutrition, Lower Incidence Of Stunting

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why a lack of toilets are stunting children’s heights and hopes Dan Jones, advocacy coordinator at WaterAid “…A new report released by WaterAid this week reveals that India has the greatest number of children in the world suffering from stunted growth … It’s no coincidence that India…

Pit Toilets In India Could Be Contaminating Drinking Water Sources

The Guardian: A toilet or safe drinking water? The stark choice facing many people in rural India “…The Swains, with their tiny toilet, which empties into a leach pit — a hole in the ground used to compost feces when there is no sewage system — are the face of…

Condom Policies In China Hinder HIV Prevention Efforts Among Sex Workers, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: China’s condom policies to prevent HIV fail to protect sex workers: research “Chinese police cracking down on sex workers routinely look for condoms as evidence of illegal activity, hindering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among sex workers, one of the biggest at-risk groups in the…

China Investigating Leak Of HIV Patients’ Personal Information; WHO Calls Infraction Violation Of ‘Fundamental Right’ To Privacy

Agence France-Presse: China HIV leak violates patients’ rights: WHO “A leak of HIV carriers’ identities in China was a violation of their ‘fundamental right,’ the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers. A total of 313 HIV-positive people have been contacted…

India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus, WHO Announces

U.N. News Centre: Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India — U.N. health agency “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries…” (7/14).

Women In Cambodia’s Garment Industry Lack Access To Health Information, Safe Abortion

The Guardian: Cambodia’s garment workers vulnerable to unsafe abortions “…The garment industry is the linchpin of Cambodia’s economy, and the single biggest employer of women. … Away from their homes and support networks, and with low levels of education and income, these women are particularly vulnerable and may be inhibited…

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