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Taiwan Records 42 Dengue Deaths So Far This Year, Double 2014 Total

Agence France-Presse: Taiwan suffers deadliest ever dengue outbreak “Taiwan is suffering its deadliest ever outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever with a record high of 42 deaths, authorities said Thursday, double the number that died in 2014. … The total number of cases for 2015 has already hit 15,282, the Center…

DW Video Report Examines Access To TB Care In Mumbai

Deutsche Welle: Working towards a healthy global population “Although some 37 million cases of TB were treated or prevented through proper care between 2000 and 2013, the World Health Organization says the diseases is ‘second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.’ This…

India Must Change Attitudes Around Toilet Use To Improve Sanitation

Deseret News: John Hoffmire: Making toilets ‘cool’ needs to be major health priority in India John Hoffmire, director of the Impact Bond Fund at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, director of the Center on Business and Poverty at the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison, and chair of…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: September 2015 The new issue of the “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including improving maternal and child health outcomes, interventions in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and improving reproductive health equity, among others (September 2015).

Myanmar Officials, Representatives Of Civil Society, U.S., International Bodies Commit To Malaria Elimination

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Myanmar given an international boost to eliminate malaria “…In [a recent Washington, D.C., meeting of Myanmar government and military officials, representatives from Myanmar’s main opposition party, and ethnic minority communities, as well as representatives of U.S. and international bodies,] the diverse Myanmar participants and their partners,…

Global Community Should Take Precautions Against Potential MERS Outbreaks

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: MERS — an uncertain future Editorial Board “…A recent WHO report stated that ‘WHO expects that … [MERS] cases will continue to be exported to other countries.’ If export were to a country with a weak health infrastructure, a much larger outbreak than was seen in…

Nepal’s Poor Water System Worsened By Earthquakes

New York Times: Earthquakes Compound Nepal’s Water Worries “…[Nepal] is one of the world’s poorest countries, and two-thirds of the population lives without toilets. Water pipes in major cities are old and crumbling — a situation made worse by the earthquake that devastated Kathmandu in April…” (McNeil, 9/16).