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Flooding Damages Hospitals In Kashmir, Worsening Health Crisis

New York Times: Hospitals in Kashmir Struggle After Flooding, Deepening a Health Crisis “…In the aftermath of the powerful floods that hit Kashmir early this month, the area is in the midst of a health crisis. Much of the region depends on the premier hospitals in Srinagar, the summer capital…

CSIS Report Examines GPEI, Polio Activities in India

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Repurposing Global Polio Eradication’s Tool Kit In this report, Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “…describes [the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's] goals and processes for planning for a polio legacy and examines the opportunities and challenges for moving…

Bill, Melinda Gates Meet With Indian Government To Discuss Development Efforts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bill and Melinda Shine a Light on India’s Progress and Offer Hand in Partnership Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses the recent visit of Bill and Melinda Gates — the foundation’s co-chairs — to India and their meetings…

Secretary Kerry Announces New Global Health Commitments

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Kerry Keynotes Frontiers in Development Forum — Announces New Health Commitments by PEPFAR and a Global Resilience Challenge by USAID Secretary Kerry provided keynote remarks at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum last week and “announced two new initiatives by the U.S. government to mobilize new…

Trial Examines Method To Improve Maternal, Newborn Care

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Saving lives in childbirth: do we have a game changer? Mariam Claeson, director of the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher; and Aparajita Ramakrishnan, deputy director of the…

During Travel To India, Bill And Melinda Gates Discuss Global Health Efforts

News outlets report on Bill and Melinda Gates’s visit this week to India. Hindustan Times: Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets “Having stepped down as chairman and then turning to a ‘technology adviser’ for Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella, he now spends his time trying to save people…

India’s Poor Quality Drugs Being Sent To Africa, Research Shows

Bloomberg News: India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds “Generic drugs that some Indian companies send to African countries are lower quality than the same medicines the companies sell at home and outside Africa, according to tests of 1,470 samples, researchers said. Two widely used antibiotics and…

Maternal Mortality Improves In Afghanistan Despite Poor Public Health System

Inter Press Service: Against All the Odds: Maternity and Mortality in Afghanistan “…Many women have no other option than to rely on public services, and the result speaks volumes about Afghanistan’s commitment to maternal health: some 460 deaths per 100,000 live births give the country one of the four worst…

Kashmir Flood Waters Threaten Risk Of Disease, Health Experts Say

Associated Press/The Guardian: People of Kashmir face risk of serious disease in wake of devastating floods “The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region and hundreds of thousands of people living…

China Increases Ebola Efforts, Number Of Medical Workers In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on China’s support and commitment to help improve laboratory testing capacity for Ebola in Sierra Leone. Agence France-Presse: China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174 “China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the…