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Poorest Nations Receive Less Than One-Third Of Global Development Aid, ONE Report Shows

News outlets discuss findings from the ONE Campaign’s 2015 DATA Report. Agence France-Presse: Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report “The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, a non-governmental organization…

U.N. Agencies Ramp Up Aid To Nepal As Monsoon Season Approaches

U.N. News Centre: Nepal: U.N. underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster “As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains…

Xpert TB Test More Effective Than Traditional Detection Methods, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR-TB case finding Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the findings of a recently published study conducted in India showing the Xpert molecular TB test is more effective than…

Gunmen Kill 2 Polio Workers, 1 Guard In Pakistan

The Nation: Two polio vaccinators, cop shot dead in Mansehra “Two female polio vaccinators and a policeman were shot dead in broad daylight in Mansehra on Tuesday…” (3/18). New York Times: Gunmen Kill Health Workers From Pakistan Polio Drive “…There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but…

Relief Assessments, Efforts Ramp Up On Cyclone-Hit Vanuatu As U.N. Begins Measles Immunization Campaign

Associated Press: Relief groups rush aid to Vanuatu’s cyclone-stricken islands “Relief workers rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water Wednesday to survivors living on Vanuatu’s outer islands, after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes of the South Pacific nation’s landscape…” (Perry, 3/17). International Business…

Anti-Dowry PSA Aims To Reduce Child Marriage In Nepal

PRI: South Asian leaders try new ways to reduce child marriage “…[An] anti-dowry PSA is sponsored by the National Campaign to End Child Marriage in Nepal and is playing everywhere: On TV, on the radio, and even in movie theaters and on buses, especially in the Terai region where child…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Recommendations For India’s Draft National Health Policy

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: India’s New Health Policy: A Work in Progress Anit Mukherjee, IDRC fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses India’s new draft National Health Policy and makes recommendations that would “help strengthen the plan across four key areas: financing and fiscal transfers,…

Indian Government Limiting Access To New TB Drug In Private Sector

Reuters: New drugs still out of reach for most in India, world TB hotspot “…The government approved the drug bedaquiline in January for about 500 patients under a national TB control program. It is intended for patients with an extremely resistant form of the infection and are immune to existing…

BRICS Countries Must Invest In Health Systems To Better Prevent, Treat Tuberculosis

NPR: ‘How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century’ Salmaan Keshavjee, director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai and senior TB specialist at Partners In Health “…Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver…

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