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TPP Could Block Access To Some Medications In 4 Countries, GlobalPost Reports

GlobalPost: In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people “For its backers, including the White House, the world’s largest ever trade deal is a no-brainer. … But in four of them — Peru, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam — the TPP may have a particular dark…

Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Has ‘Powerful Role’ In Building Resiliency To Climate Change In Oceania Nations

Fiji Times: Pacific leadership pivotal in global health initiative Ariela Zibiah, communication analyst at the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office “…[Reproductive, maternal, newborn, children’s, and adolescents’ health (RMNCAH)] in the context of climate change … is crucial for resilience — whether one is speaking of human population or ensuring an enabling…

South Korea Pledges $12M Over 3 Years To Gavi

IANS/Business Standard: Seoul to offer $12 mn towards global vaccine program “The South Korean government on Tuesday said it will provide $12 million over the next three years towards a global vaccine program. The foreign ministry said it has signed a related memorandum of understanding with [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance]…

Awarding Nobel Prize To Chinese Scientist Draws Question Of Celebrating Individual Inventors Over Collective Group Efforts

The Conversation: The secret Maoist Chinese operation that conquered malaria — and won a Nobel Jia-Chen Fu, assistant professor of Chinese language at Emory University “…[Chinese medical researcher Tu Youyou’s] research has drawn accolades from the international scientific community, while also igniting a debate in the Chinese language media about…

‘High Quality Relevant Data’ Helping World Eradicate Polio

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The march to polio eradication is on Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India, discusses multiple factors helping the world progress toward global polio eradication. “These include strong political and bureaucratic commitment, seamless coordination…

Chinese Nobel Laureate Led Team To Develop Artemisinin Under Orders From Mao Zedong

The Guardian: Tu Youyou: how Mao’s challenge to malaria pioneer led to Nobel prize “It was 21 January 1969 when Mao Zedong gave a 39-year-old scientist from Zhejiang province the challenge of her life. China was in the grip of the Cultural Revolution, with universities and schools across the country…

News Outlets Report On Potential Public Health Impacts Of El Niño

Agence France-Presse: El Niño could spark large-scale dengue fever epidemic “The weather phenomenon known as El Niño could lead to an epidemic of dengue fever cases in southeast Asia, international researchers said Monday. … Researchers analyzed 18 years of monthly dengue surveillance reports across southeast Asia, according to the study…

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