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CSIS Releases January 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the January 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), highlights recent events and podcasts hosted by CSIS. The newsletter…

FRANCE 24, PBS NewsHour Examine Malaria Treatments, Drug Resistance

FRANCE 24: The malaria business: Big pharma vs natural medicine “A medicinal plant called Artemisia annua (or sweet wormwood) has been used in China to treat malaria for 2,000 years and is still grown by farmers in Africa. But it’s not approved by the World Health Organization and remains banned…

Abbott, Malaria No More Working With Odisha, India To End Disease In Eastern State

Abbott: Abbott And ‘Malaria No More’ Work Together To End Malaria In Odisha, India “Abbott announced [Friday] that it is supporting a partnership between the government of the eastern Indian state of Odisha and Malaria No More, providing technology, expertise, and funding support to advance efforts to end malaria in…

Nepal’s Local Governments Take Steps To Enforce Ban On ‘Period Huts’

The Guardian: Destroy ‘period huts’ or forget state support: Nepal moves to end practice “…The withdrawal of state support services is one of the penalties being brought into force as the country tries to tackle chhaupadi, which was banned by the supreme court in 2005 and criminalized by the government…

Philippines President Duterte Signs Law Aimed At Strengthening Government’s HIV/AIDS Response

ABS-CBN News: Duterte signs HIV-AIDS law “President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that seeks to strengthen government response to the growing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) cases in the country, Palace officials said Wednesday…” (Placido, 1/9). Philippine Star: Duterte signs strengthened law on…

Reports Document Coca-Cola’s Influence Over China’s Obesity, Nutrition Policies

Gizmodo: Report: Coca-Cola Is Quietly Influencing China’s Obesity Policy — and Shifting Blame From Itself “Soft drink companies have fought tooth and nail to hold onto their customers, even as public health experts and governments have tried to get people to cut down on the sugary products they make. But…

Practice Of Banishing Menstruating Women Continues In Nepal Despite Being Outlawed

Foreign Policy: In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women “…In Nepal’s predominantly agrarian communities, women are banished from their homes every month when they get their periods. Many are relegated to menstruation huts or sheds that families … have specifically built for their daughters or daughters-in-law; many other women are sent…

Pakistan Likely To Eliminate Polio In 2019, WHO, National Officials Say

Associated Press: Officials say Pakistan on track to eradicate polio in 2019 “Pakistani officials say the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan to refuse to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease…”…

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