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March 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The March 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as editorials on the South African census and maternal mortality and morbidity in the U.S. (March 2015).

First Blog Post In Series Examines History Of Artemisinin Development

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound”: Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part I Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, examines the history of artemisinin drug development in China during the Cold War era. “…It would take another two decades before [artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs)] were officially adopted by the…

Nutrient-Rich Foods, Supplements Can Reduce Child Malnutrition, Food Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food supplements crucial to reduce child malnutrition “The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday…” (Guilbert, 2/26).

H1N1 Influenza Deaths Reach 1,000 In India; Different Swine Flu Strain Could Be Responsible For Some, Researcher Says

International Business Times: Swine Flu: Death Toll Reaches 1,000-Mark, 17,000 Diagnosed with H1N1 Virus “Swine flu has claimed 1,000 lives until now with 39 new death cases being reported on Thursday. Meanwhile the reported number of individuals suffering from influenza has crossed the 17,000 mark…” (Das, 2/27). International Business Times:…

PMI Sets Goal, Vision To Reduce Malaria Deaths, Morbidity Over Next 6 Years

U.S. White House’s “White House Blog”: Putting an End to a Preventable Scourge Gayle Smith, special assistant to the president and senior director for development and democracy for the National Security Staff, discusses the renewed President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) strategy, writing, “PMI’s goal over the next six years, as described…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 261 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features six news articles, including a piece on repayment for contract violations by Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS…

India’s Rural Health Care System Needs Reform, Study Shows

Deutsche Welle: Treating India’s ailing rural health care “Treating diarrhea and pneumonia among children often requires a fairly simple intervention, such as administering life-saving oral rehydration salts. But instead, Indian doctors are often prescribing unnecessary antibiotics or other drugs that may actually worsen illness — according to a recent study…