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Gates Foundation To Expand Investments In Reducing Global Burden Of Typhoid

Devex: Tackling the silent killers of children Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases (EDD) program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Based on our understanding of the global burden of typhoid and the public health threat, the [Gates Foundation] has made a recent decision to expand…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Findings From Investigation Into Cambodian HIV Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Cambodia HIV cluster highlights medical injection issues Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses an investigation published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examining a cluster of HIV infections in the Cambodian village of Roka, where most people…

Health Workers Begin Polio Vaccination Campaign In Pakistan Despite Threats

Reuters: Despite threats, thousands join anti-polio drive in Pakistan, a last bastion of the disease “More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan on Monday, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite continuing militant threats to vaccination teams.…

India Launches National Framework For Malaria Elimination

News outlets report on India’s launch of a National Framework for Malaria Elimination. Financial Express: JP Nadda launches National Framework for Malaria Elimination “JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 in New Delhi, which outlines India’s strategy for…

India Begins Deworming Campaign Aimed At Millions Of Children Nationwide

Associated Press: India launches campaign for deworming millions of children “Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development. … The campaign is targeting 270 million children across the country for Wednesday’s…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Zika’s Global Spread, Responses To Virus

NPR: Zika In French Polynesia: It Struck Hard In 2013, Then Disappeared “…French Polynesia’s brush with Zika underscores fears that the mosquito-borne virus could cause devastating neurological problems but it also offers insights into the disease — and hope that Zika can be contained… (Beaubien, 2/9). Reuters: Zika, disease of…

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