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More Than 4M Indians Underwent Sterilization In Past Year, Reuters Analysis Reports

Reuters: Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say “India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently. Twenty years on and targets remain in all but…

Lassa Fever Kills 9 In Benin; No Ebola Detected, Country, WHO Officials Say

Associated Press: Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found “Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country’s health minister said. … But so far no Ebola cases have been confirmed in Benin, Health…

Progress Made In Delivering Aid To Syria, But Global Community Must Do More To Alleviate Humanitarian Suffering, End Violence, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Syria: humanitarian efforts falling short, U.N. relief chief warns, calling for end to violence “While humanitarians have made some progress in delivering much-needed supplies to the growing numbers of people in conflict-riven Syria, efforts by the United Nations and its partners are still falling short, a top…

Overweight, Obesity Responsible For Nearly 0.5M Cancer Cases In 2012, WHO Reports

Reuters: Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says “…In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some…

Opinion Pieces Discuss HIV Prevention Goals In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

Huffington Post: Looking to a New Era for Women’s HIV Prevention Zeda Rosenberg, chief executive officer of the International Partnership for Microbicides “This World AIDS Day, global resolve to end the AIDS epidemic has never been stronger. With its new Fast-Track strategy, UNAIDS has set ambitious goals for accelerated action…

UNAIDS Report Sets ‘Ambitious Targets,’ Focuses On Reducing New HIV Infections

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: World AIDS Day 2014: UNAIDS Shifts Its Emphasis toward Reducing New Infections CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over discusses an annual report by UNAIDS that “for the first time focus[es] more on the need to reduce new [HIV] infections than on treatment expansion.…