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Taiwan Vice President Says Island Has ‘Fundamental Right’ To Attend World Health Assembly

TIME: Taiwan’s Vice President Talks to TIME About the Global Health Risks Arising From the Island’s Isolation “…This year China has blocked [Taiwan’s] attendance [at the World Health Assembly] over Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s refusal to publicly endorse Beijing’s view that the island and the mainland are part of a…

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Indian Court Rules 10-Year-Old Girl Allowed To Obtain Abortion Under Law’s ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ Clause

New York Times: India Allows Abortion for 10-Year-Old Rape Victim “An Indian court ruled on Tuesday that doctors were free to carry out an abortion on a 10-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather. Indian law severely restricts access to abortion after 20 weeks, except when the…

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In Philippines, WHO Working With Local Municipalities To Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

Devex: In southern Philippines, a test for WHO’s unconventional venture “…[I]n the city of Tagum in Davao, located in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, the WHO is playing a rather unconventional role: Working with local actors to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. It is one of the two…

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Indian Court To Decide Whether 10-Year-Old Girl Raped By Stepfather Eligible For Abortion Under Country’s Restrictive Law

New York Times: Indian Girl, 10, Was Raped Repeatedly. Now She May Have to Give Birth. “A 10-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, and who is now at least 20 weeks pregnant, may be forced to give birth because of India’s restrictive abortion law. In a case…

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Global Iodine Price Increases Following Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Affect Access To Essential Micronutrient In Cambodia

New York Times: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia “The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, now threatens the developing brains of children in Cambodia — but not for reasons that were ever expected. Cambodia has long struggled with iodine deficiency. … Cambodia was making great…

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Negotiations Ongoing, ‘Anything Possible’ For Taiwan’s Prospect Of Attending World Health Assembly, WHO Official Says

Associated Press: Taiwan not invited to WHO assembly, but negotiations go on “The World Health Organization on Friday left open the possibility that Taiwan could still attend its upcoming annual assembly, saying talks are continuing despite China’s insistence that a delegation from the island must be excluded for the first…

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U.S. State Department Spokesperson Voices Support For Taiwan’s Participation As Observer At World Health Assembly

CNA/Focus Taiwan: U.S. voices strong support for Taiwan’s WHA participation “The United States Department of State on Tuesday voiced its strong support for Taiwan’s participation in the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer, after Taipei was excluded from this year’s WHA session. ‘The United States recognizes Taiwan’s continued…

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Taiwan Continues To Seek Inclusion In World Health Assembly As Observer

New York Times: Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join U.N. Agency’s Meeting “Taiwan will continue to seek inclusion in the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting this month in Geneva, government officials said on Monday, pushing back against the latest in a series of efforts by China to block the…

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Gates Foundation Lends Support To Clean India Campaign

Business Insider: Bill Gates is helping India win its war on human waste “…Right now, 600,000 of the world’s 1.7 million who die annually from unsafe water and sanitation (due primarily to open, unclean toilets) live in India. As billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently wrote on his blog, those kinds…

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U.S., Japan Agree To Cooperate During Health Crises, Take Leadership Roles In Global Health

Japan Times: Japan and U.S. pledge to play leading role in global health “Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to take a leadership role in global health, including the fight against infectious diseases, according to Japan’s health minister. ‘We agreed that Japan and the United States cooperate in the…

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