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Kenya To Make World’s First Pediatric TB Drug Available At National Level

Devex: Kenya will roll out the first child-friendly TB drug “Kenya will become the first country to adopt and roll out at the national level the world’s first tuberculosis treatment for children next week. … The drug’s adoption in Kenya aims to correct a gap in TB treatment that frequently…

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Obstetricians In Puerto Rico, U.S. Unsure What To Expect Among Newborns Exposed To Zika

New York Times: Doctors Brace for Zika Babies “This month, the first group of babies in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the Zika virus in their first trimester are being born. Pediatricians do not know what to expect. ‘This is not like any other outbreak or epidemic,’…

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6 Pathogens Likely Responsible For 78% Of Childhood Diarrhea Cases, Study Shows

Humanosphere: Only 6 pathogens guilty for most childhood diarrhea, new study reveals Humanosphere writer and editor Joanne Lu discusses findings from “a new study that suggests vaccines and antibiotics just need to target six pathogens to tackle 78 percent of cases of childhood diarrhea, the second leading cause of death…

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New Partnership Aims To Improve Data Collection On Women, Girls To Fill Development Statistics Gender Gap

Devex: New U.N. Women, Gates Foundation partnership takes on gender data “…Women and girls are routinely not counted in global and national data collected on health, education, political participation, and human security, according to the U.N. Foundation-led organization Data2X. … U.N. Women, the U.N. entity for gender equality, is now…

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Global Leaders Should Prioritize Removing Barriers To, Investing In Breastfeeding

Devex: Breastfeeding should be a global priority France Bégin, senior nutrition adviser for infant and young child nutrition at UNICEF “…At this year’s United Nations General Assembly, policymakers and elected officials should increase their political commitment for breastfeeding as they work to tackle issues of critical importance related to the…

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New U.N. High-Level Working Group Aims To Expand Access To Health, Human Rights For Women, Children, Adolescents

WHO: New group to ‘expand access to health and human rights’ for women, children, and adolescents “Helping to expand access to health and human rights for women, children, and adolescents everywhere is the goal of the new High-Level Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children, and…

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Nigerian Lawyer Working To Train Community, Religious Leaders To Advocate For Maternal, Child Health Care

NPR: Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions “[Harvard-trained lawyer] Aminu Gamawa wants to change the way Islamic scholars think about health care. … Gamawa thinks [Islamic leaders’] influence can actually be used to improve maternal and infant health. In association with the Development Research and Projects Centre…

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Progress On Health-Related SDGs Varies Widely By Country, Lancet Report Shows

Agence France-Presse: Mixed report for global health progress “The world has made progress in curbing infant mortality, stunted growth, and other poverty-driven problems, while obesity, alcohol abuse, and partner violence has risen, a major review of U.N. health goals said Wednesday…” (Le Roux, 9/21). Bloomberg News: America Is Not the…

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Case-Control Study Strengthens Association Between Zika Infection, Microcephaly In Newborns

CIDRAP News: Case-control study adds to Zika-microcephaly link “Brazilian researchers [Thursday] added an eagerly awaited piece of the Zika-microcephaly puzzle, publishing the first case-control study, which found a strong link between the two conditions. …The study, ordered by Brazil’s health ministry, included all babies born with microcephaly in eight public…

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Global Survey Of Attitudes Toward Immunization Shows Varying Sentiments Among Nations

Humanosphere: Vaccines: Education and access aren’t enough in a skeptical Europe, survey finds “…Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in Singapore questioned nearly 66,000 people across 67 countries about their attitudes on immunization. The…

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