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India’s Supreme Court Lays Foundation For LGBT Rights In Country

New York Times: A Win for LGBT Rights in India Editorial Board “…[In India,] the recent groundbreaking, unanimous decision of the country’s top court to overturn a colonial-era ban on consensual gay sex was a welcome affirmation of human dignity. … [T]here is still much work to do, and one…

Indian Government Must Not Ignore Country’s Mental Health Challenges

Livemint: India’s ignored mental health challenge Editorial Board “…The five research papers released by the India State-level Disease Burden Initiative last week and published in The Lancet family of journals deserve attention … Each report focuses on a specific non-communicable disease (NCD) … and aims to inform Modicare’s state-specific planning.…

Global Health Advocates Seek More Innovative Financing For Malaria At WEF On ASEAN

Devex: Asia-Pacific turns to innovative finance to stamp out malaria “With grant funding for malaria drying up, global health advocates have come to this year’s World Economic Forum on ASEAN with a pitch for more innovative financing — including from institutions such as the Asian Development Bank. The Asia-Pacific region…

China Shutters 3 Family Planning Offices In Latest Sign Nation Might Eliminate Birth Limits

The Guardian: China scraps three family planning offices amid push to boost birthrate “China has done away with three family planning offices, in another sign the country may soon eliminate birth limits altogether after almost four decades of restricting family sizes…” (Kuo, 9/11). Reuters: China does away with family planning…

International Community Should Strengthen Global Mechanism For Virus Sample Sharing

CNN: The decline in virus sample sharing is not just about China Thomas J. Bollyky and David P. Fidler, fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations “…Urgent action is needed to rejuvenate the global mechanism designed to ensure the sharing of influenza samples and to support pandemic preparedness. … [The…

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