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Drug-Resistant TB Case In U.S. Child Highlights Difficulties In Diagnosing, Treating Disease

Associated Press: Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children “…Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it’s particularly challenging for young children who are harder even to diagnose, much less treat. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting how they successfully treated one of the few tots…

Debate Surrounding Deworming Practices Continues, NPR Reports

NPR: The Debate Is On: To Deworm Or Not To Deworm? “…[A] report published by the Cochrane Review in July on deworming sparked some controversy. The report concluded that routine deworming of all children in areas with high rates of infection — whether they’re shown to have intestinal worms or…

Price Of Pfizer’s Childhood Pneumonia Vaccine Too High, MSF Says In Protest

Al Jazeera America: MSF protests price of Pfizer pneumonia vaccine “Children in poor countries are going without pneumonia vaccine because of the high price of the shots, manufactured by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, members of humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) said at a rally Thursday outside Pfizer’s headquarters…

Progress Being Made To Close Gap In Contraceptives Access Among Women But More Effort Needed To Reach Goals, FP2020 Report Shows

News outlets highlight findings from a Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report released on Thursday, titled “Commitment to Action 2014-2015.” BBC News: Push to meet ‘shortfall’ in global contraceptives target “Plans to get contraceptives to millions more women in the world’s poorest countries are behind track, a report by campaigners and…

New Innovations Could Play Role In Reducing Childhood Pneumonia Deaths

Devex: Could smartphones, thermal images, or ultrasound save children from pneumonia? Keith Klugman, director for pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…One of the key challenges the global health community faces is quickly and accurately diagnosing children who are at risk for pneumonia death and then rapidly starting…