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SciDev.Net Audio Slideshow Examines HIV Prevention, Treatment Strategies In Cambodia

SciDev.Net: Face to face with Cambodia’s HIV fighters “…Thanks to heavy government investment and international aid, Cambodians now have free access to HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs, and counseling. As a result, new HIV infections have dropped from 3,500 in 2005 to 1,300 in 2013. … In this audio slideshow, Didier…

Pakistan’s Lady Health Workers At Frontlines Of Anti-Polio Campaign

Foreign Policy: The Polio Capital of the World Arsla Jawaid, former managing editor at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad “As the world prepares to mark World Polio Day on Oct. 24, Pakistan remains at the center of the global effort to eradicate the virus. Despite facing a host…

Report Discusses, Makes Recommendations For Pakistan’s Anti-Polio Efforts

International Crisis Group: Winning the War on Polio in Pakistan This report discusses and makes recommendations for Pakistan’s anti-polio campaign. “…If Pakistan is to make a durable transition out of its current polio-endemic status, it should complement eradication successes with wider routine immunization coverage, through the Expanded Program on Immunization…

Health Systems In Asia Overwhelmed By Dengue Outbreaks

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dengue fever sweeps Asia, hospitals struggle to cope “…The Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are among countries that have seen significant spikes in the mosquito-borne disease, while India’s capital New Delhi is in the grip of its worst dengue outbreak in almost 20 years. Hospitals…

Civil Society Plays Crucial Role In Child Health, Immunization In India

Huffington Post: Every Indian Child Deserves Complete Vaccination: Is The Government Doing Enough? Sridhar Venkatapuram, lecturer in global health and philosophy at King’s College London “…No matter how much better the situation [of child mortality in India] is than in years before, the present state [of] child health and mortality…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Can Infect African Mosquitoes, Raising Risk Of Parasite Spreading Out Of Southeast Asia, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria could spread to Africa: study “A drug-resistant malaria parasite from southeast Asia can infect African mosquitoes, said a study Tuesday, boosting fears that a hard-to-cure variant of the disease could reach the world’s most vulnerable continent. … The study was published in the journal Nature Communications…”…

Dengue Continues To Spread In Delhi; DW Examines Efforts To Develop Effective Vaccine

Associated Press: Indian capital struggles to control dengue fever outbreak “…[E]fforts to stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue fever in New Delhi have failed to keep the city from its biggest outbreak in almost two decades: more than 10,190 registered cases, including 32 deaths. Experts say it didn’t need to be…

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