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Indian Sterilization Program Leaves 10 Women Dead, Dozens Hospitalized

News outlets report on the deaths of 10 and hospitalizations of dozens of Indian women who underwent sterilization procedures in the central state of Chhattisgarh. Bloomberg News: Doctor Used Infected Tools on Indian Women as 10 Dead “An Indian surgeon used infected instruments to sterilize 83 women in about six…

Monkey Form Of Malaria Spreading Among Humans In Malaysia, Scientists Say

New York Times: A Rare Form of Malaria Is Spreading in Malaysia “A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found…” (McNeil, 11/10).

Opinion Pieces, Letter To Editor Discuss Issues Related To Ebola Epidemic

New York Times: Epidemics of Confusion Lawrence Altman, senior scholar at the Wilson Center and former New York Times senior medical correspondent New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Big Pharma and Ebola John Castellani, president and chief executive at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America The Hill: Role for…

BRICS Development Bank Could Take On Health, Development Challenges Such As TB

Devex: Can the BRICS bank rally global outcasts around TB treatment? “Some of global development’s emerging players could fill a void in aid to the world’s most isolated countries — and their citizens who desperately crave basic services. … [N]ew actors are emerging, and some experts speculate that the recently…

Maternal, Newborn Health ‘Intimately Linked'; Services Should Be Integrated

Healthy Newborn Network: Over 28,000 deaths in the first day of life in Bangladesh reminds the urgency of MNH services integration Mohammod Shahidullah, professor and chair in the Department of Neonatology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), discusses the link between maternal and newborn health, and how “integrated service…

Increased Health Care Spending In India Has Potential Individual, Societal Benefits

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The Economics of Health in India Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses health care financing in India and the potential benefits of increased spending on the household and macro levels (11/6).