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WHO Urges China To Strengthen Vaccine Market Regulation

Reuters: China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO “China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country’s regulatory weaknesses…” (Jourdan, 3/28).

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News Outlets Report On TB-Related Stories To Recognize World Day

The Guardian: New drugs could ease Myanmar’s crippling tuberculosis burden “…Now, there is new hope for patients. This month, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the National TB Programme (NTP) will start treating people with bedaquiline and delamanid. These are the first new TB drugs for half a century and it…

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Zika Virus Likely Arrived In Americas In 2013, According To Study

News outlets report on a study published in Science showing the Zika virus likely was carried by a traveler to the Americas during the latter part of 2013. BBC News: Zika ‘World Cup theory’ dismissed “The Zika virus arrived in South America a year before the 2014 World Cup in…

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India On Saturday To Begin Nationwide Rotavirus Immunization Campaign

Wall Street Journal: India Sets Major Offensive Against Deadly Virus “…The highly contagious rotavirus, which can be contracted from food or water contaminated with feces, kills about 120,000 children under the age of five each year in India. On Saturday, India is set to begin one of the biggest public…

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On World TB Day, News Outlets Examine Efforts To Treat TB, Drug-Resistant Strains In India

Agence France-Presse: Drug resistance adds to India’s tuberculosis menace “…As India marks World TB Day on Thursday, it faces an estimated 2.2 million new cases of the disease a year, more than any other country, according to the World Health Organization. The government says it is stepping up its fight,…

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China Arrests 37 Associated With Sales Of Improperly Stored Vaccines

Associated Press: China detains dozens after sales of poorly stored vaccines “Police in eastern China have detained 37 people implicated in a scandal involving the selling of poorly refrigerated and probably ineffective vaccines, state media reported Wednesday…” (3/23). BBC News: China vaccine scandal: 37 arrested “…The estimated $88m (£61m) worth…

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U.S./NATO Commander Apologizes To Staff, Families Affected By MSF Hospital Bombing In Kunduz

Reuters: U.S. and NATO commander apologizes for Médecins Sans Frontières bombing “The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has apologized for the American attack on a hospital last year that killed 42 people and wounded 37 more. General John W. Nicholson met family members of victims and…

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Public-Private Partnerships Create Opportunity To Engage China In Global Health Security

Forbes: China’s Contribution To Global Health Security Through Pharma Partnerships Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations “…[A] public-private partnership (PPP) can offer an integrated and systematic approach to the development and…

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USAID-Supported Venture Aims To Improve Health Of Women, Mothers Globally

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Empowering Women Through a Simple Purse Danielle Somers, communications analyst for the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), and Emily Jablonski, virtual intern for HESN and student at the University of Michigan, profile Zubaida Bai, the co-founder of ayzh, a USAID-supported “organization providing women’s health…

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G7 Nations Considering Creation Of Liaison Entity To Coordinate International Disease Outbreak Responses, Sources Say

Japan Times: G7 to consider creating new body to coordinate efforts to combat infectious diseases “The Group of Seven major industrialized countries are considering creating an organization that will serve as a liaison in international efforts to combat infectious diseases, according to informed sources. The body will ensure the coordination…

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