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South-East Asian Nations Using Fractional Polio Vaccine Doses To Conserve Supplies, Ensure Continued Protection Of Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency hails new polio vaccination regimen in South-East Asia that curbs impact on global supply “Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian region, involving two fractional vaccine doses — each about a…

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As 1-Year Mark Approaches, Zika Still Affects Americans; Efforts To Address Disease Must Continue

Washington Post: One year later, Zika still affects us all Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Edward McCabe, chief medical officer of the March of Dimes “Over the past year, we’ve seen the life-altering effects of the Zika virus on newborns. … As we…

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UNICEF Launches #EarlyMomentsMatter Campaign To Promote Early Childhood Development Awareness, Investments

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign promotes investments in early childhood development “[Tuesday marked] the launch of a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) campaign, #EarlyMomentsMatter, aimed at raising awareness about the critical impact that early experiences have on children’s brain development during their first 1,000 days of life…” (1/10).

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Philippine President Duterte Signs Executive Order To Implement Reproductive Health Law Despite Supreme Court’s Restraining Order

Associated Press: Philippines to offer free contraceptives to poor “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for six million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church…” (1/11). Philippine Star:…

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Chinese Government’s Offer Of Free IUD Removal Incites Outrage From Women’s Health, Rights Advocates

New York Times: After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs “…For more than three decades, … [t]he IUD was the [Chinese] government’s most important tool for limiting couples to one child, and almost all new mothers were required to get one. … [A]n official said at a…

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Malawi Former President Banda Discusses Maternal Health Challenges In Africa In Wilson Center Interview

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: President Joyce Banda Talks About Her Time in Office & Sensitizing African Leaders to Maternal Health Challenges Schuyler Null, editor in chief of “New Security Beat,” discusses an interview conducted by Roger-Mark De Souza, director of population, environmental security…

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MCC Investments Aim To Reduce Stunting, Promote Child Health In Indonesia

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia Amit Chandra, an emergency physician and a 2015-2017 AAAS Science and Technology policy fellow serving as a health systems strengthening adviser for the MCC, discusses the importance of MCC’s investment of $134.2 million to reduce stunting in Indonesia…

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Colombia Conducts More Rigorous Case Reviews To Determine Zika-Linked Birth Defects

Wall Street Journal: Colombia’s Careful Approach Leads to Slower Reporting of Zika-Linked Defects “Cases of brain abnormalities in babies linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been revised lower in Brazil, but are on the rise in neighboring Colombia. … Colombia took a far more cautious approach [than Brazil] –…

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Specialized Care Teams Help Reduce Mortality Among Pregnant Women With Sickle Cell Disease In Ghanaian Hospital

New York Times: Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth “Creating hospital teams devoted to treating pregnant women who have sickle cell disease reduced death rates for those women by almost 90 percent, a study at a major hospital in Ghana showed. … At the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital…

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Philippines Supreme Court’s Restraining Order On Reproductive Health Law Will Hinder Achievement Of Government’s Demographic, Health, Economic Goals

Inter Press Service: Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again Barry Mirkin, former chief of the Population Policy Section of the United Nations Population Division “With the landslide victory of the tough talking … Roberto Duterte to the presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East…

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