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More Political Will, Funding, Training Needed To Reduce TB-Related Deaths In India

New York Times: What Killed Half a Million Indians? Pranay Sinha, a physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Scott K. Heysell, a physician and associate professor of medicine, infectious diseases, and international health at the University of Virginia “…A staggering number of Indians — over 400 million — are estimated…

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Financial Times Special Report Examines Efforts To Prevent, Treat Elephantiasis In India

Financial Times: Race to zero: India’s fight against elephantiasis “Household by household, person by person, an army of health workers is fighting to rid India of an ancient and disfiguring disease…” (Kazmin, 6/16).

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Rise In Temperature Over 50 Years Significantly Increased Probability Of Mass Heat-Related Deaths In India, Study Shows

New York Times: In India, Slight Rise in Temperatures Is Tied to Heat Wave Deaths “A temperature increase of less than one degree Fahrenheit over half a century raised the probability of mass heat-related deaths in India by two and a half times, a new study has found, in the…

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CFR Blog Post Examines Relationship Among Taiwan, China, WHO, Impact On Global Health Cooperation

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound”: Tedros, Taiwan, and Trump: What They Tell Us About China’s Growing Clout in Global Health Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the relationship between Taiwan, China, and the WHO, and examines how it could affect global…

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N. Korea Rejects S. Korean Group’s Offer Of Anti-Malaria Supplies Because Of South’s Support Of U.N. Sanctions

Associated Press: N. Korea rejects S. Korean group’s offer of malaria help “A South Korean civic group which offered to provide anti-malarial supplies to North Korea said Monday the North has rejected its proposal because of the South’s support of new U.N. sanctions…” (Kim, 6/5). Newsweek: North Korea rejects malaria…

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India Reports 3 Zika Cases; Experts Say More Likely

New York Times: India Acknowledges Three Cases of Zika Virus “…Hardly anyone outside the government knew about the three cases until last week, after the World Health Organization announced that it had received reports about them from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Gujarat state government officials then spoke…

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CSIS Blog Posts Highlight Informal Health Worker Training, TB Treatment Programs In India

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Training the Informal Health Workforce in India Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow of the Africa Program at CSIS, discusses a program in India that trains informal health care providers in an effort to address health worker shortages in rural areas,…

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Donors Pledge More Than $200M For 2nd Phase Of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Secures Commitments of Over US$200 Million to its Replenishment for the Acceleration of Japanese Innovation for Infectious Diseases of the Developing World “…GHIT’s funding partners, including the Government of Japan (GOJ), private companies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust…

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News Outlets Examine Impacts Of Changes To India’s Maternal Health Program, Ban On Foreign Funds For Public Health Foundation

The Guardian: ‘Risking lives of mothers and children’: India condemned for cuts to benefits “Campaigners have warned that the lives of mothers and children are at risk after an Indian government scheme that pays women to receive maternal health care throughout their pregnancy was amended to apply only to first-borns…”…

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Sri Lankan Flooding Caused By Tropical Storm Threatens Increase In Cases Of Dengue, Cholera, Other Water-Borne Diseases

Humanosphere: Tropical storm floods Sri Lanka with increased disease and safety risks “Torrential rains over the weekend buried Sri Lanka under mudslides and the worst floods since 2003. Although the storm — now Cyclone Mora — has left for Bangladesh, the effects are far from over. Aid agencies are bracing…

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