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U.N. Panel Voices Concern Over N. Korea’s Treatment Of Women; Parasites Found In Defector Show Nation’s Nutrition, Hygiene Problems

Reuters: North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N. “North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a U.N. human rights panel said on Monday. … North Korea told the panel on Nov. 8…

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Government Of India Should Not Blame Companies For Country’s Drug Access Challenges

Forbes: WHO Conference Enables India’s Deadly Blame Game Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “…Sick patients, in India and everywhere else, aren’t getting treated because of greed. This is nonsense. Over 95 percent of drugs considered essential by the WHO are off patent. The reason patients don’t receive…

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MSF To Urge India To Overturn Pfizer Patent On Pneumonia Vaccine

Médecins Sans Frontières: India: Unmerited Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine limits access for children “Pfizer does not deserve the patent it was granted in August on its pneumonia vaccine, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is set to argue [on Tuesday] in the High Court of Delhi, India that it…

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U.S. Supports Humanitarian Efforts For Rohingya, Rakhine Refugees In Burma, Bangladesh

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Burma and Bangladesh Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration, discusses a recent “delegation to Burma and Bangladesh to see firsthand what is happening on the ground with…

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Trump Administration Should ‘Explicitly Back’ U.N. Investigation Of Myanmar’s Treatment Of Rohingya

Washington Post: Tillerson is right to call for justice for the Rohingya. He’s naive to think Burma will deliver. Editorial Board “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson too often has shown a disregard for human rights issues, especially in his public diplomacy. So his news conference in Burma on Wednesday was…

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U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Meets With Myanmar Leaders, Calls For Independent Investigation, Halting Of Violence Against Rohingya Muslims

New York Times: Rex Tillerson Tells Myanmar Leaders to Investigate Attacks on Rohingya “…In a five-hour visit in Myanmar [on Wednesday], [U.S. Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson met with Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the nation’s military commander, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and head of…

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Gates Foundation Looking Toward Non-Western Nations, Donors To Be Leaders In Global Health, Development Initiatives

Devex: Exclusive: Gates Foundation sees Gulf, China as most promising markets for future partnering “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sees China and the Gulf as among the most promising regions to develop future partnerships on global health and development, Chief Strategy Officer Mark Suzman told Devex. … Although the…

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Philippines Health Department Resumes Contraceptive Distribution Following Agency Ruling, Lifting Of Supreme Court Restraining Order

CNN Philippines: DOH starts distribution of contraceptives “The Health Department (DOH) said Thursday it is now distributing family planning supplies to regional health offices. This comes four days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 51 contraceptives are non-abortifacients, thereby lifting a temporary restraining order on these that was…

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State Department Fact Sheet Outlines U.S. Efforts To Provide Assistance To Burma

U.S. Department of State: United States Assistance to Burma This fact sheet discusses U.S. efforts to provide assistance to Burma, including addressing the crisis and long-term challenges in Rakhine State, strengthening democratic transition and development, and supporting the national peace process (11/15).

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Indicates U.S. Considering Sanctions For Individuals Responsible For Violence Against Rohingya

Associated Press: Tillerson says U.S. considers individual sanctions for Myanmar “U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by ‘credible reports’ of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands…

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