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Achieving Zero Hunger Requires Renewed Focus On Malnourished In Middle Income Countries

Huffington Post: Where Do the World’s Hungriest People Live? Not Where You Think Shenngen Fan, economist and director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…It may be a surprise that the majority of the world’s hungry and malnourished live in large Middle Income Countries (MICs), some of which…

Single-Dose Malaria Drug Performs Well In Laboratory Tests, Study Shows

The Hindu: Candidate malaria drug may cure with single dose “Last year, AstraZeneca, the global drug company, closed its research center in Bengaluru. One of the legacies of the work carried out there is the identification of a novel candidate drug for malaria. In laboratory tests, this molecule has shown…

India Health Ministry Undertakes Effort To Redesign Condom Packaging

Reuters: India to repackage state-supplied condoms in bid to attract users “…India is readying a redesign of the staid packaging of its half-century-old condom brand, incorporating pictures of handsome men and gorgeous women, in a desperate bid to seduce customers drawn to fancier versions sold by private firms. The government…

Indian Officials Launch Effort To Track Toilet Locations, Use

GlobalPost: Indian authorities are out in force to enforce the use of toilets “You could call it India’s Toilet Revolution. These days, government inspectors on the subcontinent … have been out in force, combing the countryside — on the hunt for toilets, or rather the lack of them. The effort is…

FGM Continues To Occur In Thailand’s Muslim South, Despite WHO Ban

The Guardian: In Thailand’s Muslim south, authorities turn a blind eye to FGM “Female genital mutilation, banned by the WHO, seems to be common in the three Muslim-majority southern provinces, but officials are taking no action…” (Paluch, 4/1).

China Must Strengthen Its Public Health System To Prevent Spread Of TB

The Japan Times: Tuberculosis showing a resurgence in China Cesar Chelala, international public health consultant “China now has the second-largest tuberculosis epidemic — second only to India — with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, says the Chinese Center for…

U.N. Official Calls For More Assistance To Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam

U.N. News Centre: Vanuatu: U.N. relief official warns ‘secondary emergency’ looming, urges long-term aid “Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturday, warned of a ‘secondary emergency’ and urged a…

India Marks One Year Since Country Officially Certified Polio-Free

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: India’s Polio Eradication Campaign: Behind the Scenes Gillian Leitch and Mary Robbins, both senior associates with Global Health Strategies, and Leah Sandals and Rachel Sam, both managers with Global Health Strategies, discuss India’s successful efforts to eradicate polio as well as keep the…

Humanitarian Aid Continues After Cyclone Pam Hits Vanuatu

Radio New Zealand International: Vanuatu govt defends aid delivery “The Vanuatu government is defending its efforts in distributing Cyclone Pam aid, after some communities have complained of not receiving any relief two weeks after the storm hit. A spokesperson, Kiery Manassah, says aid has been delivered to all the islands…

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