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Drug-Resistant Typhoid Strain Spreading Throughout Africa, Asia

News outlets report on a study published Monday in Nature Genetics showing a drug-resistant typhoid strain is widespread in Asia and Africa. Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant typhoid now ‘epidemic’ in Africa “Drug-resistant typhoid has become an invisible epidemic in Africa, scientists said on Monday after an unprecedented probe into the disease…”…

U.N. Says Emergency Funding For Nepal Slow To Arrive Nearly 2 Weeks After Earthquake; Humanitarian Aid Distribution, Vaccination, Continue

Agence France-Presse: Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak “Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month’s massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease…” (5/6). IRIN: Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?…

Nepal Earthquake Aftermath Strains Already Fragile Health System

Humanosphere: Nepal’s progress on health violently set back by massive quake In a guest post, Melody Schreiber, program manager at the International Reporting Project, reports from Nepal and discusses the impact of the recent earthquake on the country’s health system (5/6).

China Launches Renewed Campaign Against Illegal Prenatal Gender Tests, Sex-Selective Abortion, State Media Reports

Reuters: China launches new campaign against sex-selective abortions “China has begun a new campaign against illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions to help address the country’s gender imbalance, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday…” (Blanchard, 5/6). Wall Street Journal: China Tries to Fix Skewed Sex Ratios “…The campaign,…

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