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Artemisinin-Resistant Malaria More Widespread In Asia Than Previously Thought, Research Shows

News outlets discuss a study and commentary regarding the spread of drug-resistant malaria in Asia published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading “Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border — a gateway…

Indian Campaign Aims To Eliminate Elephantiasis

Huffington Post: Historic Health Push Aims To Wipe Out Elephantiasis, Disease That Causes Intense Social Stigma And Pain “…India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently unveiled its mission to launch the largest mass drug administration in history to eliminate elephantiasis, a condition that leads to inescapable social stigma in…

Polio Vaccination Teams Attacked In Pakistan; At Least 5 Dead

Associated Press: In Pakistan, vaccinating children has become a deadly battle “…Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers, and suspicions lingered about the inoculations…” (Santana, 2/18). International Business Times: Pakistan Polio Update: Vaccination Team Attacked In Khyber Agency;…

Blog Post Examines Food Security In North Korea

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: North Korea’s Food Situation: Stable and Improving Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, examines the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent assessment of food security in North Korea (2/17).