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Pentagon Joins International Effort To Stop Drug-Resistant Malaria In Mekong Region

Financial Times: Pentagon joins international fight to halt drug-resistant malaria “The U.S. military is throwing its weight behind an international campaign to stop drug-resistant malaria spreading from southeast Asia to Africa and triggering a fresh international health crisis. The Pentagon has joined forces with countries across the Mekong region in…

Cases Of HIV Acquired Through Blood Transfusions Among Pakistani Children Are False, Government Report Says; Blood System Unregulated, Official Says

The Nation: Probe proves report hoax: Ministry “The reports of infecting thalassemia children with HIV/AIDS through contaminated blood transfusions have turned out to be a hoax, says a preliminary inquiry of ministry of national health services regulations and coordination. A two-member probe committee in its report has declared as baseless…

CSIS Report Examines India’s Global Fund Allocations

Center for Strategic & International Studies: India and the Global Fund Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Katherine Peck, program coordinator and research assistant, discuss the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s funding for India, which has “a three-year allocation under the…

At Least 10 Pakistani Children Test HIV-Positive After Receiving Blood Transfusions

Reuters: Pakistani children test positive for HIV after blood transfusions “At least 10 Pakistani children who received blood transfusions have tested positive for HIV, officials said Thursday, with a leading medic predicting the discovery could be just the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ The children were receiving regular transfusions for the…

Women, Girls With Disabilities In India Face Institutionalization, Abuse, HRW Report Shows

New York Times: Group Cites Grim State of India’s Mentally Ill “Women and girls with intellectual disabilities or mental illness in India are subject to forced institutionalization in sometimes overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, verbal and physical abuse, and medication without consent, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch…

U.N. Marks International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

U.N. News Centre: On world Day, Ban spotlights how technology can improve life for 1 billion persons with disabilities “More than one billion people — or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population — live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic…

Antibiotic Resistance Contributing To India’s High Neonatal Mortality

New York Times: ‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat “A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no longer work. These infants are born with bacterial infections that…

Myanmar Pledges To Provide Free ARVs To Nearly All Its HIV-Positive Patients By 2016

Radio Free Asia: Myanmar to Provide Free Treatment to Half of HIV/AIDS Patients by 2016 “…Health Minister Than Aung told reporters in the capital Naypyidaw on Monday that the government would spend around U.S. $5 million next year on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for nearly all of the people affected with…