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‘High Quality Relevant Data’ Helping World Eradicate Polio

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The march to polio eradication is on Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India, discusses multiple factors helping the world progress toward global polio eradication. “These include strong political and bureaucratic commitment, seamless coordination…

Chinese Nobel Laureate Led Team To Develop Artemisinin Under Orders From Mao Zedong

The Guardian: Tu Youyou: how Mao’s challenge to malaria pioneer led to Nobel prize “It was 21 January 1969 when Mao Zedong gave a 39-year-old scientist from Zhejiang province the challenge of her life. China was in the grip of the Cultural Revolution, with universities and schools across the country…

News Outlets Report On Potential Public Health Impacts Of El Niño

Agence France-Presse: El Niño could spark large-scale dengue fever epidemic “The weather phenomenon known as El Niño could lead to an epidemic of dengue fever cases in southeast Asia, international researchers said Monday. … Researchers analyzed 18 years of monthly dengue surveillance reports across southeast Asia, according to the study…

GlobalPost Examines Progress Of Clean India Campaign

GlobalPost: 8 million new toilets later, India isn’t much cleaner “…One year in, the Clean India Campaign has taken an important step to raise public and political awareness about a serious issue. But unless the government goes further than building new bathrooms, it will just be a lot of money…

Taiwan, Dhaka Record Highest Numbers Of Dengue Cases In Years, Xinhua Reports

Xinhua News: Taiwan dengue fever cases top 20,000 “Taiwan has seen 20,241 dengue fever cases since May, in the worst outbreak of the disease in 17 years, although it is now moderating, the island’s disease control center reported on Sunday…” (10/4). Xinhua News: Dengue hits Dhaka hard, number of cases…

11K Beijing University Students Take HIV Prevention Lesson As Part Of Curricula

Xinhua News: Beijing makes HIV/AIDS prevention first lesson in college “For students admitted to seven universities in Beijing this year, the first lesson they were given this September was on HIV/AIDS. According to the Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, 11,000 students from seven universities had participated in nine…

Blog Post Discusses Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Efforts To Improve Road Safety Globally

Health Affairs Blog: Putting The Brakes On Global Road Crash Deaths: One Foundation’s Efforts Kelly Henning, director of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health program, discusses efforts to reduce deaths from road traffic accidents worldwide, highlighting the successes of the ongoing Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (9/30).

BBC News Examines Delhi’s Efforts To Address Worst Dengue Outbreak In Years

BBC News: Dealing with dengue: Lessons from the fever crippling Delhi “…Delhi is in the grip of its worst outbreak of dengue in years. According to the official figures, 25,000 people have been infected in India this year. The real figure is believed to be hundreds of times higher…” (Rowlatt,…

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