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Philippines Delivers Aid To Families Stranded By Typhoon Goni

Reuters: Philippines flies aid to thousands of marooned as typhoon toll rises “Philippine army helicopters on Monday airlifted food, water, and relief supplies to thousands of families who fled their homes during [Typhoon Goni] as more bodies were pulled out from under landslides, disaster officials said…” (Mogato, 8/24).

Pakistan Begins Using Injectable Polio Vaccine In Effort To Eliminate Disease By 2016

Agence France-Presse: Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout “Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016. More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated…

India To Host Child, Maternal Health Summit At Month’s End, Health Ministry Announces

EH News Bureau/Financial Express: India to host ‘CALL TO ACTION SUMMIT 2015 — ending preventable child and maternal deaths’ “…The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that India will host the global ‘CALL TO ACTION SUMMIT 2015 — ending preventable child and maternal deaths,’ on August 27 — 28,…

Nepal Should Implement Widespread Typhoid Vaccination Program

Nature: Tackle Nepal’s typhoid problem now Buddha Basnyat, director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at Patan Hospital “…[W]ide deployment of a vaccine [for typhoid fever] could be a useful — and lifesaving — measure. As part of the post-earthquake recovery plan, Nepal should kick-start a long-promised vaccination program.…

DKT Pakistan Working To Increase Country’s Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Pakistan: A Tough but Vital Place to Do Family Planning Juan Enrique Garcia, country director of DKT Pakistan, discusses the organization’s efforts to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods in Pakistan by overcoming several cultural, social, and logistical challenges (8/6).

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