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Suicide Bomber Targets Polio Center In Pakistan’s Quetta, Killing At Least 14 People; Most Victims Police Preparing To Protect Vaccinators

Associated Press: Suicide attack on Pakistan polio center kills 15 “A suicide attack on a polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday killed 15 people, mainly police who had gathered to escort health workers, who have been repeatedly targeted in recent years by Islamic militants, officials said…” (Sattar/Shahzad, 1/13).…

Group Of Indian Women Urging Government To Ban FGM, Calling Practice Child Abuse

Thomson Reuters Foundation: India urged to ban FGM as women break silence on secret ritual “A group of Indian women who were subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) as children are calling on the government to ban the ancient ritual, describing it as child abuse. … The campaign is led…

South-East Asia Region Marks 5 Years Without Wild Poliovirus Case, WHO Announces

U.N. News Centre: Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces U.N. health agency “The United Nations health agency [on Tuesday] announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus … [The WHO] is underlining that completing half a decade without any case…

Latest WHO-Approved Cholera Vaccine Shows Promise Of Partnerships In Innovation, Funding

Devex: Stocking up to defeat cholera Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases (EDD) program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The latest [WHO-approved cholera vaccine], called Euvichol, produced by Eubiologics in South Korea, was developed in partnership with the International Vaccine Institute, also based in South…

Kerala Offers Model For Palliative Care In India

New York Times: In India, Dispensers of Balm Travel to Death’s Door Ankita Rao, multimedia journalist “…How can health systems offer the possibility of a dignified death to everyone? … [I]t took time for palliative care to become an official part of Kerala’s health system. That happened in 2008, when…

Al Jazeera America Examines Malaria In India

Al Jazeera America: Revealed: The malaria crisis India doesn’t want to acknowledge “…The country’s revamped national malaria program is on par with the standard of global care. But its record-keeping has few admirers: last year the government recorded only 561 deaths due to malaria, while an independent estimate earlier in…

Drug-Resistant TB Creating Health Care, Funding Challenges For Papua New Guinea

ABC Online: Tuberculosis outbreak in Papua New Guinea worsens, as health workers plead for promised funding “…More than 160 of the 15,000 people living on the island of Daru, near the PNG-Australia border, have drug-resistant tuberculosis — the highest rate in the world. The PNG government has not yet delivered…

Gavi CEO Berkeley Speaks About India’s Childhood Immunization Efforts In Interview

Indian Express: Success against polio has emboldened India’s immunization drive: Dr. Seth Berkeley “Dr. Seth Berkeley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is currently in India and has inked an agreement for $500 million to support India’s immunization drive. [In this interview,] Berkeley shares his views on the government’s engagement…

Philippines’ Elimination Of National Contraception Program Funding Will Have Negative Impacts, Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Philippines contraception funding cut will fuel HIV and maternal deaths: activists “The Philippines legislature’s decision to eliminate funding for contraception will fuel HIV infections, maternal deaths, and teen pregnancies, particularly among poor girls and women, reproductive rights advocates said on Friday. The decision to cut the $21…

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