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Female Refugees Lack Access To Menstrual Supplies, Safe Toilets, Study Shows

Reuters Health: Refugees lack menstrual supplies and private, safe toilets “Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds. … ‘It has been an overlooked issue,’ [Marni Sommer, a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s…

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New Delhi Government Urged To Declare Public Health Emergency As Heavy Pollution Worsens

Al Jazeera: Health emergency declared, pollution soars in New Delhi “The Indian capital was enveloped by a shroud of toxic smog on Tuesday, forcing the Indian Medical Association to declare a public health emergency and advised schools to be shut…” (Saberin, 11/7). CNN: Delhi urged to declare emergency after third…

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WFP Head To Visit North Korea To Assess Drought, Malnutrition, Ask For More Access To Country

Associated Press/Washington Post: U.N. food agency chief plans to visit North Korea amid drought “The head of the U.N. World Food Program said he plans to visit North Korea, which is facing drought and ‘a lot of people starving,’ and will ask for greater access to the secretive nation. David…

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Indian Government’s Behavior Change Program Shames People Defecating In Open

Washington Post: India turns to public shaming to get people to use its 52 million new toilets “The patrols started at dawn, and the villagers scattered, abandoning their pails of water to avoid humiliation and fines. Every morning in this district in rural India, teams of government employees and volunteer…

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Media Outlets Continue To Report On Health Challenges Facing Rohingya Refugees, Responses To Crisis

International Business Times: As malnutrition rises at alarming rate among Rohingya children, U.S. mulls slapping sanctions on Myanmar “The United Nations on Friday warned that malnutrition among the Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh has reached life-threatening levels. The U.N.’s children’s agency cited preliminary data to claim that nearly 7.5 percent…

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Nutrition ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Disease Prevention, Health In India

HuffPost: If A State Cannot Feed Its People, It Loses All Moral Right To Exercise Authority Chapal Mehra, writer “…Nutrition has a critical role in both determining immunity and the ability to recover from diseases. … It’s time India thought of significant investment in nutrition as the foundational basis of…

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Increased Temperatures May Play Role In Spread Of Dengue In India, Study Says

Scroll.in: Explained: How rising temperatures might be helping dengue to spread through India “Even as several parts of India are in the grip of severe dengue outbreaks, a team of researchers has found clues about why the mosquito-borne disease might be spreading through the country faster than before. The answer…

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With National Health Insurance Act, Nepal Lays Groundwork For Universal Health Coverage, Blog Post Says

Health Affairs Blog: In Nepal, Health Insurance For All Gagan Thapa, former member of Parliament and former minister of health of Nepal; Amit Aryal, health policy adviser and the co-chair of Nepal’s National Committee of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goals…

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China’s President Xi Jinping Faces Challenges In Plan To Eliminate Rural Poverty By 2020

New York Times: Xi Jinping Vows No Poverty in China by 2020. That Could Be Hard. “…Nearly seven decades after the Chinese Communist Party rose to power on a promise of prosperity for all, President Xi Jinping has vowed to fulfill the Communists’ original intent, staking his legacy on an…

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Norwegian, Chinese Approaches To Aid Offer Insight For Policy Debates On Aid Effectiveness

Washington Post: Why do nations invest in international aid? Ask Norway. And China. Dan Banik, professor of political science and research director, and Nikolai Hegertun, PhD candidate in political science and research fellow, both at the Center for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo “…We recently studied…

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