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Delhi Faces Annual Outbreaks Of Dengue, Chikungunya During Monsoon Season

Associated Press: In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya “…The cycle of illness and packed hospital ‘fever clinics’ plays out every year as monsoon rains fill puddles and open drains in the teeming city, creating swarms of mosquitoes that thrive in the warm, damp weather. Some years it’s mainly…

Event Highlights Challenges To Polio Eradication, Especially In Conflict Settings

Humanosphere: Conflict zones pose final threat to eradicating polio Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses an event that took place Tuesday in New York highlighting challenges to polio eradication, especially in conflict settings. She includes comments made at the event from CDC Director Thomas Frieden and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan (9/22).

Indonesia Begins New Campaign To End FGM, Despite Religious Leaders’ Opposition

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indonesia launches new campaign to end female genital mutilation: minister “Indonesia is embarking on a renewed campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), according to its women’s minister Yohana Yembise, despite opposition from religious leaders who have stymied past efforts to combat a practice that is common.…

India’s Supreme Court Orders Government To Ban ‘Sterilization Camps’ Following Deaths Of 363 Women Between 2010-2013

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indian activists welcome top court ban on ‘sterilization camps’ after women’s deaths “Women’s health activists on Friday cheered a ruling by India’s top court ordering the government to shut down ‘sterilization camps’ within three years following the deaths of hundreds of largely poor rural women across the…

U.K. Supports Food Fortification Program In Pakistan To Stem Malnutrition

The Guardian: Pakistan fights devastating malnutrition with mass food-fortifying program “A new program of fortification of everyday foods such as bread and oil is being rolled out in Pakistan in an attempt to tackle chronic and widespread malnutrition. The food fortification program, which is backed with $48m (£36m) of funding…

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