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South Asians With NTD Lymphatic Filariasis Suffer Economically, Socially

The Guardian: South Asians with ‘neglected diseases’ pay high economic and social price “…About 1.3 billion people are at risk from this ‘neglected disease of the poor’ [lymphatic filariasis (LF)] and 120 million people are affected, living with varying degrees of disability caused by chronic swelling of the extremities or…

India Could Run Out Of HIV Drug Supplied At No Cost Through National AIDS Program

Reuters: Exclusive: India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program “India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about…

Renewed U.S.-India Partnership To Address Health, Development

Washington Post: A renewed U.S.-India partnership for the 21st century Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama “As nations committed to democracy, liberty, diversity, and enterprise, India and the United States are bound by common values and mutual interests. We have each shaped the positive trajectory of…

Fact Sheet Discusses U.S.-India Health Cooperation

U.S. Department of State: U.S.-India Health Cooperation This fact sheet discusses the U.S.-India partnership on health, which “ranges from research and development of vaccines to implementation of disease detection centers…” (9/30).

Pakistan Struggles To Eradicate Polio

News outlets report on Pakistan’s struggle to eradicate polio. IRIN: Polio cases surge in Pakistan “Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared to 28…

Bloomberg To Fund Road Safety Programs In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

News outlets report on Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he will fund road safety initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Detroit News: Bloomberg donates $125 million for road safety “Billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will donate $125 million over the next five years to help reduce the rising number of…

G7 Releases Joint Statement On Ebola Outbreak, Expresses ‘Deepest Concern’

Media sources report on a G7 joint statement on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: G7 warns Ebola-hit nations ‘must not be isolated’ “The world’s most developed economies pledged to keep open air and sea links with Ebola-hit countries Thursday, saying much-needed help had to be able to…