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Study Examines Abortion-Related Deaths Among Tanzanian Women

New York Times: Tanzanian Women Face High Rates of Abortion-Related Deaths “Unsafe abortions kill many Tanzanian women, according to a recent study, but the deaths result from several factors and women in some regions die much more often than others. … The study, done by the Guttmacher Institute, Tanzania’s national…

The Lancet, Australia’s Lowitja Institute Release Study On Aboriginal Health In 23 Countries

The Guardian: Indigenous health: wealthy nations not always better than developing countries “Being indigenous in a wealthy country like Australia, the U.S., or Canada does not necessarily lead to better health outcomes compared to indigenous people living in disadvantaged countries, a landmark study has found. … [T]he Lancet collaborated with…

Chinese Proposals To Tighten Vaccine Distribution Supervision Would Help Curb Illegal Distribution But Difficult To Implement, WHO Says

Reuters: China’s tougher vaccine rules ‘welcome,’ complex to implement: WHO “China’s proposals to impose tougher rules over its vaccine market will help stamp out illegal behavior and strengthen oversight, but will be ‘complex’ to implement, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Friday. The State Council, China’s…

Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

WHO Urges China To Strengthen Vaccine Market Regulation

Reuters: China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO “China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country’s regulatory weaknesses…” (Jourdan, 3/28).

China Arrests 37 Associated With Sales Of Improperly Stored Vaccines

Associated Press: China detains dozens after sales of poorly stored vaccines “Police in eastern China have detained 37 people implicated in a scandal involving the selling of poorly refrigerated and probably ineffective vaccines, state media reported Wednesday…” (3/23). BBC News: China vaccine scandal: 37 arrested “…The estimated $88m (£61m) worth…

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