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India Must Change Attitudes Around Toilet Use To Improve Sanitation

Deseret News: John Hoffmire: Making toilets ‘cool’ needs to be major health priority in India John Hoffmire, director of the Impact Bond Fund at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, director of the Center on Business and Poverty at the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison, and chair of…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: September 2015 The new issue of the “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including improving maternal and child health outcomes, interventions in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and improving reproductive health equity, among others (September 2015).

Myanmar Officials, Representatives Of Civil Society, U.S., International Bodies Commit To Malaria Elimination

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Myanmar given an international boost to eliminate malaria “…In [a recent Washington, D.C., meeting of Myanmar government and military officials, representatives from Myanmar’s main opposition party, and ethnic minority communities, as well as representatives of U.S. and international bodies,] the diverse Myanmar participants and their partners,…

Global Community Should Take Precautions Against Potential MERS Outbreaks

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: MERS — an uncertain future Editorial Board “…A recent WHO report stated that ‘WHO expects that … [MERS] cases will continue to be exported to other countries.’ If export were to a country with a weak health infrastructure, a much larger outbreak than was seen in…

Nepal’s Poor Water System Worsened By Earthquakes

New York Times: Earthquakes Compound Nepal’s Water Worries “…[Nepal] is one of the world’s poorest countries, and two-thirds of the population lives without toilets. Water pipes in major cities are old and crumbling — a situation made worse by the earthquake that devastated Kathmandu in April…” (McNeil, 9/16).

FAO Warns North Korea’s Food Aid Rations At Very Low Levels

VOA News: FAO: N. Korea Food Distribution Dangerously Low “Food distribution in North Korea has dropped to dangerous levels, according to a United Nation’s food agency. The country is distributing an average of 250 grams of daily food rations per person, a 21 percent decline from a three-year average, the…

Grand Challenges Awards 7 Projects Grants To Improve Child Health

Livemint: Grand Challenges grants awarded to seven projects on children’s health “Developing methods to identify mothers at risk of premature births, finding out which children are likely to face stunting, and nutritional and environmental interventions to prevent stunting — these are some of the projects that were awarded grants on…

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