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China To Donate $5M Over 5 Years To Gavi

Xinhua News: China donates 5 mln USD to int’l vaccination organization “China will donate five million U.S. dollars to [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] to fund vaccination for 300 million children in developing countries. … The money will be contributed between 2016 and 2020, helping Gavi with a project that is…

Malnutrition Causing Stunted Growth Among Filipino Children, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a Save the Children report on stunting and malnutrition among children in the Philippines. Agence France-Presse: Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report “Children in the Philippines suffer from ‘sub-Saharan levels’ of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short…

Developing Nations Can Achieve Affordable Health With Support Of International Community

Huffington Post: Not Only Is Good Health for All Achievable — It’s Affordable Martin McKee, professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and president of the European Public Health Association “…With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, we looked at five places that had achieved good health at…

APEC Endorses Roadmap To Mitigate Emerging Health Threats, Boost Health Systems In Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Emerging Health Threats Targeted in Asia-Pacific Roadmap “…Drawing on the lessons of Ebola and MERS and with concern over aging societies, spiking non-communicable disease rates, and natural disasters due to climate change rising, ministers and officials [at the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy]…

61 Child Deaths In 2 Weeks At Indian Hospital Highlight Nation’s Underfunded Public Health System, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Sixty-one infants die at Indian hospital in just two weeks “Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children’s hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation. The deaths highlight the challenges faced in India’s underfunded public health system, where successive governments…

Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus Meets To Discuss Region’s Efforts Against Tuberculosis

Devex: Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis “Parliamentarians from the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and the Pacific gathered this week in Sydney, Australia, to create a unified voice for the region’s fight against tuberculosis. … The Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus is the first regional meeting to come out…

India’s Innovations To Address Menstruation Offer Lessons For U.S.

New York Times: Menstruation Innovation: Lessons from India Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, vice president for development at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law “…In the quest to address issues of menstrual health and hygiene … most of the ingenuity and innovation has been spearheaded in the developing world,…

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