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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…

News Outlets Examine Reactions To, Impacts Of China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets publish analyses and reactions to the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Associated Press: Analysis: China’s leaders ease birth limits but keep control “The Communist Party’s decision to ease limits on family size makes China a bit less restrictive…

Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Meeting Highlights Efforts To Reduce Morbidity, Mortality Among Women, Children In Disaster-Prone Region

U.N. News Centre: Health and safety of women and children in disaster-prone areas ‘must be a priority,’ says U.N. relief wing “Disaster response specialists, including from the United Nations and other organizations, gathered in Suva, Fiji, this week for the annual Pacific Humanitarian Partnership meeting, where the focus has been…

China To End One-Child Policy After 35 Years, According To Government Communique

Bloomberg News: China Drops One-Child Cap After Three Decades to Lift Growth “China’s ruling Communist Party will abandon the one-child policy introduced in the late 1970s to defuse a demographic time bomb that threatens to choke growth in the world’s second-biggest economy…” (10/29). Channel NewsAsia: China ends one-child policy: Xinhua…

More Than 100 Dead Of Dengue Fever In Taiwan, As Nation Faces Worst Outbreak Ever

VOA News: Taiwan Grapples with Record Outbreak of Dengue Fever “Taiwanese officials are reporting their most severe outbreak of dengue fever ever. More than 100 people have died despite the efforts of a robust health care system, putting Taiwan on a level with poorer Asian countries that grapple every year…

Vietnam’s Number Of Dengue-Related Deaths Up 76.5% Over Same Period Last Year

Xinhua News: Vietnam’s dengue fever deaths surge 76.5 pct in 10 months “Since the beginning of this year, Vietnam has seen some 47,000 dengue fever patients, including 30 fatalities, compared with the respective figures of 23,400 and 17 in the same period last year, the country’s General Statistics Office has…

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