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Researchers Stepping Up Efforts To Fight Drug-Resistant Malaria In Burma

The Guardian: New wave of drug-resistant malaria threatens millions “…A leading researcher at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), a research center based on the border [of Thailand and Burma] and funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust, is taking radical measures to stop the spread of the new [drug-resistant malaria]…

Absence Of Toilets In India Contributes To Child Malnutrition

LiveMint: Why India’s sanitation crisis is a public health emergency Sunil Chandramouli “…The absence of sanitation is not just a threat to the safety of women but also to the health of children. … Research suggests that an unhygienic environment combined with high population density creates a perfect storm for…

Women’s Safety Linked To Access To Toilets, Experts Say After Indian Rape, Murder

Associated Press: Indian gang rape case highlights lack of toilets “…Beyond highlighting the rampant sexual violence in India, last week’s horrific crime is drawing attention to a glaring problem across the country that threatens women’s safety: the lack of toilets. … ‘Around 65 percent of the rural population in India…

Growing Illicit Drug Market In Myanmar Could Increase HIV Cases, Report Says

Eleven Media: Surge in injecting drug use fueling AIDS epidemic in Myanmar, report warns “Efforts to curb illegal drug production, distribution and use in Southeast Asia have failed, and the area known globally as the Golden Triangle has seen opium cultivation more than double since 2006, a new report by…

More Efforts Needed To Sustain Decreasing Stunting Rates In Timor-Leste, Experts Say

Huffington Post: Stunting Stalls in Timor-Leste, Exposing ‘Human Infrastructure’ Investment Gap “New data indicate that stunting among under-five children is being reduced in Timor-Leste, but experts warn much greater investment is needed in areas such as micronutrient supplementation, salt iodization, and education to bring levels down further…” (Knight, 6/3).

Japan Agrees To Provide Food, Medical Aid To N. Korea With Caveats

Kyodo News International/GlobalPost: N. Korea asked Japan for food, medical aid in talks in May “During talks last week in Sweden, North Korea asked Japan to provide it with food and medical supplies, and Tokyo agreed as long as the assistance was provided through nongovernmental organizations or private-sector entities, a…

Al Jazeera America Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB In Vietnam

Al Jazeera America: TB is a ‘neglected disease’ in Vietnam despite death toll “Tuberculosis, or TB, is the world’s second-deadliest infectious disease and kills 1.4 million people every year, according to the World Health Organization. While its bacteria are easily transmitted through the air, the disease can be readily treated…

Blog Examines How Mumbai Is Preventing, Treating Drug-Resistant TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: When XDR-TB spread in Mumbai, “lots of togetherness” led to a path of solutions Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes about how Mumbai TB officer Minni Khetarpal is preventing…

U.N. Releases $1.8M In Humanitarian Aid To Solomon Islands

Solomon Star: U.N. releases $13.1m for flood relief work “The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released US$1.8 million (SBD 13.1 million) to provide critical humanitarian support to flood-affected people in the Solomon Islands. The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), and the World Health Organization…