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U.S. Should Provide Humanitarian Aid To North Korea

Foreign Policy: The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea Victor D. Cha, professor at Georgetown University and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Lindsay Lloyd, George W. Bush Institute Bradford M. Freeman director of the Human Freedom Initiative “…[T]he United States should open its…

World Off Track To Meet Some Food-Related SDGs, Asia-Pacific To Miss All Targets, High-Level Forum On Sustainable Development Hears At Close

U.N. News: World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition “Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are ‘off-track,’ the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.…

U.S. Provides Additional 174,000 Mosquito Nets To Prevent Malaria In Laos

USAID: U.S. Provides 174,000 Additional Mosquito Nets to Prevent Malaria “Continuing the United States deep support of the Lao health sector, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Rena Bitter presented more than 174,000 additional mosquito nets to Mr. Khamphone Phoutthavong, deputy minister of health, at a ceremony in Vientiane on July…

Donor-Funded Local Health Workers Help Decrease Malaria-Related Mortality In Myanmar

The Guardian: How Myanmar became an example to the world in the battle against malaria “…Say Mu Phaw is one of thousands of [village health worker] volunteers across the country to have received training and supplies from foreign donors since political reforms began at the start of this decade, ushering…

Fake Finger Marking Complicates Polio Vaccination Drives, Coverage In Pakistan

Reuters: Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive “Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease. … Officials estimate…

Sri Lanka Eliminates Measles, WHO Says

CNN: Sri Lanka is measles-free, World Health Organization says “Sri Lanka has defied the global trend in the battle against measles, with the country declared free of the highly infectious disease by the World Health Organization on Tuesday. The country reported its last homegrown case of the virus in May…

Resurgence Of Polio Complicating Efforts To Eliminate Disease On Multiple Fronts

Science: Surging cases have dashed all hope that polio might be eradicated in 2019 “The global initiative to eradicate polio is badly stuck, battling the virus on two fronts. New figures show the wild polio virus remains entrenched in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, its other holdout, where cases are surging.…