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Opinion Pieces Address U.N.-Supported Survey On Rape, Violence Against Women

The Lancet Global Health on September 10 published a U.N.-backed report examining rape and sexual violence against women in six Asia-Pacific countries. The report showed that of 10,000 men surveyed in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka, nearly one-quarter admit to committing rape, often against their…

FAO, USAID Urge Continued Surveillance, Action To Prevent Spread Of Avian Flu Viruses

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu season,” an FAO news article reports. Noting “USAID support…

Fathers’ Participation Important To Reducing Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

In a Reuters opinion piece, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, the maternal and child health coordinator at Management and Development for Health and a New Voices fellow at the Aspen Institute, writes that fathers are key to preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT). “[W]ith the right [antiretroviral (ARV)] treatments, we can reduce the risk…

Blog Discusses NTDs’ Impact On G20 Goals

World leaders at the 2013 G20 summit debated the Syrian civil war and chemical attacks in the country, but did not discuss “another crisis that is happening in Syria and around the developing world at large: an epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniasis and other [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)],” the Global Network…

Singapore Reports Recent Surge In Number Of Dengue Fever Infections

“Singapore has reported a jump in dengue fever infections in recent weeks, and the epidemic is likely to drag on for a few months longer than usual, according to experts,” the Wall Street Journal’s “South East Asia Real Time” blog reports. With more than 16,000 cases reported so far this year,…

USAID, PEPFAR Brief Addresses Hormonal Contraception Use, HIV Risk

“While evidence of a tie between some injectable hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of HIV acquisition remains incomplete, that potential risk must be balanced against the life-saving benefits of preventing unintended pregnancy, a brief [.pdf] from USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health says,” the Center for Global Health…

VOA Examines New World Bank, IHME Reports On Regional Health Challenges

The World Bank, in conjunction with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), recently “released new reports outlining the health challenges facing six major regions,” Voice of America reports. “The bank says the reports will help policymakers develop evidence-based health programs after the Millennium Development Goals expire,” the news…