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Indian HIV Prevention Program’s Condom Supplies Running Low, Government Data Show

Reuters: Condom shortage hampers India’s AIDS fight “…India provides free condoms under its community-based AIDS prevention program that targets high-risk groups like sex workers. That strategy, the World Bank estimates, helped avert three million HIV infections between 1995 and 2015. But government data released last week showed about two-thirds of…

GHIT Fund Could Be Model For Global Health R&D Financing, Governance

Devex: How innovative financing and partnerships are transforming the infectious disease product pipeline BT Slingsby, CEO and executive director of the GHIT Fund “…In response to the lack of investment in products for infectious disease, Japan has created a pioneering model for global health R&D financing and governance. The first…

China’s New Family Planning Policy Awaits Approval From Parliament

Reuters/Huffington Post: China On New Two-Child Policy: Not So Fast “China must continue to enforce its one-child policy until new rules allowing all couples to have two children go into effect, the top family planning body said. … The plan for the change must be approved by the rubber-stamp parliament…

IHME Studies Examine Child Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy In China

Humanosphere: Visualizing health progress and disparities in China Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Humanosphere contributor, uses maps and graphics to discuss two IHME studies published in The Lancet. The first study discusses the child mortality rate in China and the second study…

News Outlets Continue To Report On China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets continue report on the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Huffington Post: The 5 Biggest Questions About China’s New Two-Child Policy (Sheehan, 10/29). New York Times: In One-Child China, Second Children Often Live in Limbo (Buckley, 10/31). New York…

‘Too Late To Reverse Damage’ Of China’s One-Child Policy

Washington Post: China’s lifting of its one-child policy can’t undo the damage already done Editorial Board “…Even if it had succeeded in fine-tuning China’s population growth according to some universally acknowledged criteria, the one-child policy would have been monstrous. The proof of that is the litany of forced abortions, harassed…

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