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FAO Warns North Korea’s Food Aid Rations At Very Low Levels

VOA News: FAO: N. Korea Food Distribution Dangerously Low “Food distribution in North Korea has dropped to dangerous levels, according to a United Nation’s food agency. The country is distributing an average of 250 grams of daily food rations per person, a 21 percent decline from a three-year average, the…

Grand Challenges Awards 7 Projects Grants To Improve Child Health

Livemint: Grand Challenges grants awarded to seven projects on children’s health “Developing methods to identify mothers at risk of premature births, finding out which children are likely to face stunting, and nutritional and environmental interventions to prevent stunting — these are some of the projects that were awarded grants on…

More Than 1.8K Dengue Cases Reported In Indian Capital Delhi

BBC News: Delhi battles dengue fever surge “The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say. More than 1,800 cases have been recorded in recent weeks, compared to 1,695 cases for all of 2010. Five deaths have been reported…

Pakistan Launches Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign Aimed At Immunizing 35M Children

Pakistan Observer: Polio drive kicks off to vaccinate 35 million children “[A n]ationwide polio campaign has started to vaccinate more than 35 million children in 163 districts of the country by approximately 200,000 polio workers. [The] Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq [on] Monday monitored…

Taiwan Establishes Central Command To Address Increasing Number Of Dengue Cases

New York Times: Cases of Dengue Fever Multiply in Southern Taiwan “The incidence of dengue fever in Taiwan has risen sharply in recent days, pushing the number of cases since May close to 10,000, the country’s Centers for Disease Control reported on Tuesday. The government announced on Monday that it…

Hindu Spiritual Leader Donates $15M To Provide Toilets Near India’s Ganges River

The Guardian: Can $15m worth of toilets finally clean up the Ganges? “A Hindu spiritual leader has donated $15 million to build thousands of toilets in villages along the Ganges in an effort to cleanse India’s holy river from the pollution caused by the country’s open defecation crisis. Mātā Amṛtānandamayī…

Social Enterprise Program In India Aims To Improve Access To Toilets

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: An Unexpected Question: Mandy Moore Advocates for Sanitation in India Singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore, a global ambassador for Population Services International (PSI), writes about her recent trip to India, where she “joined the PSI India team to learn how they and their…

World Bank Blog Examines Effectiveness Of Financial Incentives For Health

World Bank’s “Let’s Talk Development”: Financial incentives in health: the magic bullet we were hoping for? Adam Wagstaff, research manager of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, discusses the effectiveness of financial incentives for health, including pilot performance-based financing (PBF) projects, by examining various case studies, and writes,…

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