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Expect Zika To Reach India, Africa, Wellcome Trust Director Says

The Guardian: Expect Zika virus to reach India and Africa, medical research charity warns “The Zika virus, which causes brain damage in babies, is likely to spread to India and the continent of Africa, according to the director of the Wellcome Trust, a medical charity deeply involved in research to…

Guardian Podcast Examines Sri Lanka’s Successful Campaign To Eliminate Malaria

The Guardian: How Sri Lanka bit back at mosquitoes and wiped out malaria — podcast “Dinitha Rathnayake, a radio journalist based in Colombo, looks back over Sri Lanka’s long struggle with malaria. She speaks to people who lived through the 1980s health crisis as well as the doctors, health workers,…

TRF Publishes Articles Examining FGM In Asia, Use Of Soap Operas To Stop Practice In Sudan

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Singapore comes under pressure over female genital cutting of babies “Medical clinics in Singapore are carrying out female genital cutting on babies, according to people with first-hand experience of the procedure, despite growing global condemnation of the practice which world leaders have pledged to eradicate. … [I]ts…

India Ranks 97th In 2016 Global Hunger Index, With 15% Of Population Undernourished

Quartz: With 15% of its population undernourished, India still has a serious hunger problem “Despite an improvement in nutrition levels over the last 15 years, India still has a serious hunger problem: 15 percent of the country’s population remains undernourished. Asia’s third-largest economy has taken a lowly 97th spot in…

Philippines President Duterte Expected To Sign Regulation Banning Smoking In Public Areas, Health Department Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Philippines’ Duterte to ban smoking in public “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will this month ban smoking in public, the health department said on Wednesday, further strengthening some of the toughest tobacco regulation in Asia…” (10/12). Associated Press: The Philippine president’s next campaign: public smoking ban “…The department is…

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