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Pakistan Orders Dozens Of Foreign Aid Groups To Close, Leave Country

The Guardian: ‘Illegal and primitive’: Pakistan expels foreign aid groups in droves “The Pakistani government has ordered a number of foreign charities and rights groups to close down their operations and leave the country by the end of January. Over the past few days, the interior ministry has sent letters…

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Polio Immunization Campaign Begins In Afghanistan’s Worst-Hit District; Country Records 12 Cases In 2017

New York Times: In Polio’s Worst-Hit District, Vaccinators Strain for Access “Shahwalikot, a district in southern Afghanistan that is largely controlled by the Taliban, has the sad distinction of being the polio capital of the world. Four new cases have been reported there this year, out of 17 worldwide –…

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WHO Report Provides Assessment Of Health Inequalities In Indonesia

World Health Organization: Addressing inequalities on the road to ‘health for all’ in Indonesia This new WHO report provides an assessment of health inequalities in Indonesia, noting “that the state of health and access to health services varies throughout Indonesia and identifies a number of areas where action needs to…

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Philippines Government Investigating Dengue Immunization Program Amid Concerns Sanofi’s Vaccine Could Increase Disease Risk

New York Times: Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some “The first promising vaccine for dengue — a disease that afflicts hundreds of millions of people around the world — is in jeopardy after the Philippines suspended it, amid widespread fears about its safety and growing…

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Sanctions Against North Korea Hampering Humanitarian Aid Efforts, Organizations Say

Washington Post: Sanctions are hurting aid efforts — and ordinary people — in North Korea “Sanctions aimed at punishing the North Korean regime are hampering the ability of aid groups to operate inside the country, triggering warnings that the international campaign is harming ordinary North Koreans. Difficulties in obtaining supplies,…

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More News In Global Health

Miami Herald: This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession (Whitefield, 12/15). Reuters: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria (Hazzad et al., 12/18). STAT: Are free physicals a ‘ruse’? Questions swirl about public health program in China (Robbins,…

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International Community Must Take Action Against Mistreatment Of Rohingya, Work To Stop Wartime Sexual Violence, Support Victims

New York Times: When Victims of Wartime Rape Are Scorned Riada Asimovic Akyol, writer on gender, nationalism, and religion and Ph.D. candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul “Last month, Human Rights Watch published a report confirming that Myanmar’s army is engaged in the mass rape of Rohingya Muslim women and…

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Thailand Works To Eliminate Malaria, Including Drug-Resistant Strains, By 2021

Reuters: Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global campaign “Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand’s border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease. Malaria…

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At International Forum, Japan Pledges $2.9B To Help Countries Pursue UHC; U.N. SG Stresses Need For UHC To Improve Economic Growth

Japan Times: Japan pledges $2.9 billion to support countries pursuing universal health coverage “Japan will contribute about $2.9 billion to programs combating infectious disease and treating young children in developing countries that are pursuing universal health coverage, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at an international forum on the topic…

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Philippines Dengue Vaccine Campaign Begun In Good Faith, President Duterte Says; Former President Aquino Defends Decision To Implement Program

Philippine Star: No one to blame for dengue vaccine mess — Duterte “President Duterte is not passing judgment on anyone with regard to the Dengvaxia vaccine mess but is hopeful that the truth about the controversy will come out. This developed as former president Benigno Aquino III said he would…

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