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In War-Torn Yemen, Health System Crumbling, U.N. Reaches Besieged City With Food Aid

Huffington Post: War Is Destroying Yemen’s Medical System When The Country Needs It Most “…Yemen’s medical system was already fragile, reliant on imported drugs and the assistance of humanitarian organizations like Doctors Without Borders. Nearly one-quarter of medical facilities have closed due to damage or shortages of supplies, fuel, or…

Foreign Policy Examines Abortion Policies, Impacts In Palestine

Foreign Policy: Palestine’s Abortion Problem “…While abortion is outlawed by the Palestinian government, there is no punishment for women who end their own pregnancies: This has led to the spread of at-home abortion methods, such as jumping off of staircases or inserting sharp instruments into the body…” (Schwartz, 12/4).

OIC Nations Should Work With U.S. Partners, Others To Scale Up NTD Control, Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Impact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Nations Peter J. Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and U.S. science envoy for the Middle East and North Africa; and Jennifer R. Herricks, postdoctoral fellow at Rice…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Surveillance, Vaccine Coverage

Devex: How to make a virus disappear Jay Wenger, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program “…Polio’s shrinking geographic territory and genetic diversity show that eradication — one of the most ambitious public health goals ever pursued — is not only…

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