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GlobalPost Blog Examines History Of ORS Use In Bangladesh

GlobalPost’s “Pulse” blog examines the history of the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS) — a blend of salt, sugar, and clean water — in Bangladesh, writing, “A simple electrolyte blend, ORS was formulated to treat cholera by U.S. and Bengali researchers in the late 1960s at the Pakistan-SEATO, the…

UNICEF Warns High Temperatures In Syria, Middle East Increase Children’s Disease Risks

“The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warns soaring summer temperatures in conflict-ridden Syria and neighboring countries of refuge are putting millions of children at risk of disease,” VOA News reports. “According to UNICEF, overcrowding and worsening hygiene are threatening the health and well-being of some four million children affected by the…

Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Head Speaks About Group’s Strategies, Goals In Devex Interview

In an interview with Devex, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Executive Director Radha Muthiah discusses “how the small secretariat manages such a complex alliance [with more than 700 partners] and what other ‘mega partnerships’ can learn from the alliance’s experience.” She highlights the alliance’s flagship report (.pdf), titled “Igniting Change:…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Address WHO Report On Violence Against Women

According to a new report from the WHO, published in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council, 35 percent of women worldwide are victims of sexual or physical violence. The following opinion piece and editorial address the report’s findings. The…

World’s Poorest Children Twice As Likely To Contract Malaria As Least Poor Children

“The poorest children in the world’s most impoverished communities are twice as likely to contract malaria as the least poor, according to a new study published in the Lancet medical journal Wednesday,” VOA News reports. “Researchers say the study, led by Britain’s Durham University and the London School of Hygiene…

Saving Mothers, Giving Life Recognizes First Anniversary

“This month marks the first anniversary of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, a partnership intended to aggressively reduce the number of women in the developing world who die during pregnancy and childbirth,” Celina Schocken, director of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, notes in the ONE blog. She outlines some of the program’s success…

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