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Breastfeeding Must Have Place In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World Breastfeeding Week: Looking Beyond 2015 Ellen Piwoz, senior program officer in the nutrition division of the Global Development Program at the Foundation, discusses breastfeeding and its importance within the post-2015 development agenda (8/6).

‘Political Opportunism’ Hurt Polio Fight In Pakistan

Foreign Policy: Loose Lips at the White House Created a Polio Crisis Kristofer Harrison “…Pakistan was well on its way to eradicating polio until the Taliban learned how the CIA operated. … The administration’s shameless leaking literally created a public health crisis. The fight against polio has gone on for…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Found Throughout Southeast Asia

NPR: Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia “Back in 2008, doctors in Cambodia made a worrisome discovery. They were having a hard time curing some people of malaria. … Malaria had evolved resistance to the last medicine we have against it, a drug called artemisinin. … A study published Wednesday…

USAID Launches Project To Tackle HIV In Vietnam

Xinhua News/Global Post: USAID helps Vietnam tackle HIV infections “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a two-year project to improve community response to HIV in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City and An Giang province, local Thanh Nien (Youth) reported Tuesday…” (8/5).

Drug-Resistant Malaria Found In Border Regions Of SE Asia; Experts Bid To Stamp Out Disease

News outlets report on efforts to combat drug-resistant malaria found in border regions of Southeast Asia. Deutsche Welle: Threat from drug-resistant malaria is ‘immense’ “Drug-resistant malaria parasites are spreading across Southeast Asia, a new study found. Oxford University’s Elizabeth Ashley, who led the study, tells DW the mutation poses a…

Project In Nepal Addresses HIV Issues Among Migrants In Region

SciDev.Net: View on Migration: Anti-HIV measures that cross borders “…Prabodh Devkota is senior regional project director of humanitarian charity CARE International’s EMPHASIS (Enhancing Mobile Populations’ Access to HIV and AIDS Services, Information and Support) project. Headquartered in Nepal, EMPHASIS was set up in 2009 to address the HIV vulnerability of…

India Needs ‘Investment In Waste-Treatment Infrastructure’

Huffington Post: Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin chair in water research at Michigan State University “…To help ensure a brighter future for India’s youth, the nation requires an investment in waste-treatment infrastructure, including toilets and waste-water treatment. Disinfection must play a role to…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Found In Southeast Asian Border Regions

News outlets report on a study published Wednesday showing drug-resistant malaria is established in the border regions of four Southeast Asian nations. Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in S.E. Asia “Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperiling global efforts to…