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U.N., Malaysian Health Officials Work To Repeal Fatwa Requiring All Muslim Women To Undergo FGM

VOA News: U.N., Malaysia Groups Seek to Repeal Fatwa Requiring FGM “In 2009, Malaysia’s National Fatwa Committee, the nation’s top Islamic council, required all Muslim women in the country to undergo female genital mutilation, otherwise known as female circumcision. … Government health officials who are in negotiations with Malaysia’s National…

March 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The March 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as editorials on the South African census and maternal mortality and morbidity in the U.S. (March 2015).

First Blog Post In Series Examines History Of Artemisinin Development

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound”: Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part I Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, examines the history of artemisinin drug development in China during the Cold War era. “…It would take another two decades before [artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs)] were officially adopted by the…

Nutrient-Rich Foods, Supplements Can Reduce Child Malnutrition, Food Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food supplements crucial to reduce child malnutrition “The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday…” (Guilbert, 2/26).

H1N1 Influenza Deaths Reach 1,000 In India; Different Swine Flu Strain Could Be Responsible For Some, Researcher Says

International Business Times: Swine Flu: Death Toll Reaches 1,000-Mark, 17,000 Diagnosed with H1N1 Virus “Swine flu has claimed 1,000 lives until now with 39 new death cases being reported on Thursday. Meanwhile the reported number of individuals suffering from influenza has crossed the 17,000 mark…” (Das, 2/27). International Business Times:…