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India, Gavi Discussing Alliance’s Withdrawal From Country Over Next 5 Years

LiveMint: Gavi to withdraw funding to India “In a move that could potentially undermine India’s immunization program, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi) plans to withdraw funding to the country. … Gavi is now in talks with the government to decide the course of action for the next…

Clinical Reproductive Health Services Inadequate, Unsafe In India’s Bihar, Report Says

Humanosphere: Investigation: Family planning services unsafe in India’s Bihar state Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy highlights a yearlong investigation by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), which found “[c]linical reproductive health services provided to women in India’s Bihar state — where few use family planning resources — are woefully…

Rotavirus Vaccines Essential For Childhood Diarrhea Prevention

Global Health NOW: For Rotavirus, Prevention is the Best Medicine Mathuram Santosham, co-chair for the Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council, director of the Center for American Indian Health, and a professor of international health and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recognizes World Immunization…

International Community Begins Rescue, Humanitarian Efforts In Nepal After 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 3,800

Agence France-Presse: Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake “Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital on Monday after an earthquake killed more than 3,800 people and toppled entire streets, as the United Nations prepared a “massive” aid operation…” (Mathema/Bagga, 4/27). Associated Press/Huffington Post: Almost One Million Children In ‘Urgent…

Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab “This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month,…

Global Dispatches Podcast Features Interview With Malaria No More CEO

Global Dispatches Podcast: Inside the Fight Against Malaria In this week’s episode, Global Dispatches host Mark Goldberg speaks with Martin Edlund, a founding member and CEO of Malaria No More, ahead of World Malaria Day. “…Despite the progress [against malaria], [Edlund] argues that there are still big challenges ahead –…