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Several U.N. Officials Comment On Ebola Response In West Africa

News outlets report on comments made by several U.N. officials about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the international response. Agence France-Presse: U.N. encourages travel to ‘vibrant’ Ebola-hit West Africa “The U.N.’s Ebola czar on Wednesday encouraged tourists to visit West Africa, saying Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea were ‘vibrant…

Doctor Involved With Indian Sterilization Campaign That Killed 13 Women Arrested

News outlets continue to report on the deaths of 13 women who took part in a mass sterilization campaign in India. A doctor involved in the campaign has been arrested, and investigations are ongoing into the cause of the women’s deaths and the hospitalizations of dozens of others. The Guardian:…

U.S., India End WTO Stalemate Over India’s Food Security Program

Financial Times: U.S. and India end WTO stand-off “India and the U.S. have ended their stand-off at the World Trade Organization over New Delhi’s vast food security program, breaking an impasse that had been described as the biggest crisis to hit the global trade body in two decades…” (Kazmin/Donnan, 11/13).

China Tests Malaria Drug On African Island Nation Of Comoros

CBS News: China tests malaria drug on an entire African nation “Malaria kills more than half a million people every year, and in the Comoros, a tiny island nation off Africa’s east coast, it’s been a constant fear. In some villages here, 90 percent of people carried the disease. But…

Public Health Experts Face Challenges In Reversing Malnutrition In Afghanistan

IRIN: Afghan malnutrition — the search for solutions “…[Malnutrition] affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children, killing thousands every year and leaving millions with permanent disabilities. … A government-backed report highlighted the extent of malnutrition in the country, yet experts say efforts to tackle the problem are hampered by…

Indian Sterilization Program Leaves 10 Women Dead, Dozens Hospitalized

News outlets report on the deaths of 10 and hospitalizations of dozens of Indian women who underwent sterilization procedures in the central state of Chhattisgarh. Bloomberg News: Doctor Used Infected Tools on Indian Women as 10 Dead “An Indian surgeon used infected instruments to sterilize 83 women in about six…

Monkey Form Of Malaria Spreading Among Humans In Malaysia, Scientists Say

New York Times: A Rare Form of Malaria Is Spreading in Malaysia “A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found…” (McNeil, 11/10).