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Ending Preventable Child Deaths Possible With Financial, Political Commitments

Quartz: India is proof that health care miracles can save millions of children from death and disease Mathuram Santosham, professor of international health and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and co-chair of the ROTA Council “…Four decades on, child mortality…

India Authorities Investigating Illegal Human Organ Trade Network

New York Times: India Police Probe Trade in Human Organs “…[Indian] authorities said they uncovered a complex nationwide network that was illegally trading in kidneys. … A 1994 law outlawed organ sales but permitted donations between family members. … The United Nations World Health Organization said that despite the official…

India ‘Has Potential To Make Great Progress’ Toward Global TB Elimination

Huffington Post: TB Elimination: India can Lead the Way Madhukar Pai, associate professor and director of global health programs at McGill University, and Barry R. Bloom, professor and former dean of Harvard School of Public Health “As the Prime Minister of India speaks to the U.S. Congress this week, a…

India Needs To Take Steps To End HIV Transmission Through Blood Transfusions

BBC News: Viewpoint: Why blood transfusions are still giving Indians HIV Chapal Mehra, public health specialist “A recent news report on HIV transmission through blood transfusion in India has been the cause of much controversy. … We must recognize the two key issues at play here. First, India’s blood safety…

Thailand First Asian Nation To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission; Belarus, Armenia Also Reach Milestone, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO “Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease…” (6/8). Associated Press: Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread “…Cuba became…

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