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Also In Global Health News: Child Marriages; USAID In Afghanistan; Respiratory Diseases In El Salvador; Food Security Improving In Zimbabwe

Epoch Times Examines Child Marriage Hearing An Epoch Times article discusses a recent congressional hearing held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on child marriage. The piece includes comments by representatives from the Department of State, UNICEF, CARE and the International Center for Research on Women who “described the cycle of…

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FAO Launches Initiative To Curb Animal Diseases

In an effort to prevent and control outbreaks of animal diseases and the associated costs, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday announced a new five-year initiative “to improve global response to disease outbreaks, implement effective prevention and containment strategies and manage risks,” PANA/Afrique en ligne reports (7/28).

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Sec. Of State Clinton Participates In ASEAN Forum; ASEAN Health Ministers Meet

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Vietnam on Thursday to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional forum and to mark the 15th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam, VOV News reports. According to the news service, this is Clinton’s first visit to the country since she became secretary of state. During her trip, she will have meetings with Deputy Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem (7/22).

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Also In Global Health News: Malaria Drugs In Kenya; Dengue Epidemic In Caribbean; Kenya’s Controversial Draft Constitution; UN Women Budget

Kenya To Benefit From Deal To Cut Malaria Drug Prices In Half Business Daily reports that “Kenyans are set to benefit from a major deal that is likely to cut prices of malaria drugs by more than half, easing the pressure on family medical costs.” The deal involves the Global…

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Also In Global Health News: WHO Reacts To Amnesty’s N. Korea Report; Universal Flu Vaccine; Malaria-Resistant Mosquitoes

WHO Questions Validity Of Amnesty Report On N. Korea’s Health System The WHO is questioning the validity of the findings of a recent Amnesty International report which highlighted the dire needs of North Korea’s health system, “contradict[ing] the rosier picture given by WHO chief Margaret Chan after her April trip…

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2010 Aspen Ideas Festival Global Health Program Track

A panel at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival on Thursday addressed how the world can better prepare for the next global pandemic.

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WHO Report Examines Donors Response To Developing Countries During H1N1 Pandemic

CIDRAP News examines a recently-released WHO report on how donor countries and organizations have responded to the needs of developing countries during the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic.

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Also In Global Health News: Bird Flu In Bangladesh; Women’s Health In Kenya; Drug-Resistant Malaria In Cambodia; Over-Diagnosis Of Malaria In Children; HIV/AIDS In Africa; Efforts To Channel African Aid

USAID Program To Prevent Spread Of Bird Flu In Bangladesh Expands  All Headline News reports on a USAID-funded initiative to prevent the spread of bird flu in Bangladesh. The STOP AI (Stamping Out Pandemic and Avian Influenza) Bangladesh initiative includes the “renovation of the water supply, addition of a bio-gas facility for…

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WHO H1N1 Response Probe’s Second Meeting Highlights Divergent Views

The independent team of health experts responsible for reviewing the WHO’s response to H1N1 (swine flu) wrapped up its second of three public hearings on Friday.

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Also In Global Health News: Liberian Debt Relief; Elections In Haiti; Mexico Ends H1N1 Emergency; Male Circumcision In Uganda

IMF, World Bank Endorse $4.6B Debt Relief For Liberia “The International Monetary Fund [IMF] and the World Bank said on Tuesday they supported a $4.6 billion debt relief program for Liberia,” Reuters reports. The debt relief would make available resources for Liberia to use for rebuilding after years of civil…

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