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The Guardian: Key to saving lives of newborns lies in half a teaspoon of blood, study claims (McVeigh, 3/20). Inter Press Service: Climate Change: a Threat to Agriculture & U.N.’s Goal to Eradicate Hunger (Deen, 3/19). Inter Press Service: Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in Mexico (Godoy, 3/19). The…

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Al Jazeera: 19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness (Javaid, 3/8). CBS News: “Our children are forgotten”: Zika’s devastating impact lingers 3 years later (Adams, 3/8). Financial Times: Chile’s sugary food fight echoes around the world (Jacobs, 3/10). The Guardian: China database lists ‘breedready’ status of 1.8 million women…

U.S. FDA Panel Recommends Sanofi Dengue Vaccine Only For People Ages 9 Up To 17

STAT: Sanofi suffers setback as panel recommends against dengue vaccine in adults “Sanofi on Thursday suffered a major setback in its bid to market a controversial dengue vaccine in the United States, as a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended against approval for adults. … [T]he advisory panel recommended…

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Agence France-Presse: Sri Lanka in bold bid to flush out open defecation (3/5). Agence France-Presse: Survivor antibody clears path for new Ebola vaccine (3/4). Agence France-Presse: Niger launches campaign to protect 6 mn children from meningitis (3/5). Al Jazeera: Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx (Grattan, 3/5). CIDRAP…

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BBC News: Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections (Owen/Razak, 3/2). BBC News: Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh will no longer take in Myanmar refugees (3/1). BBC News: Kifafa: The mystery of East Africa’s ‘nodding disease’ (Gorvett, 2/28). Bloomberg: Smaller Countries Are Becoming the Healthiest (Blenford, 3/3). Bloomberg: The Bleak and Scary…

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ABC News: A documentary about menstruation won an Oscar. Here’s what the director of ‘Period. End of Sentence.’ wants to happen next (Kindelan, 2/26). CBC News: Tuberculosis is not just a ‘disease of the past,’ says Doctors Without Borders (2/26). CIDRAP News: WHO says 2 events boosted Saudi hospital MERS…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Humanitarian, Health Situation In Venezuela

Wall Street Journal: Aid Showdown in Venezuela Editorial Board “The fight for democracy in Venezuela has retreated from the front pages, but an important moment arrives Saturday when thousands of Venezuelan exiles will try to deliver food and medical supplies to their suffering compatriots. … Dictator Nicol├ís Maduro may try…

Incidence Of Vaccine-Preventable, Insect-Borne Diseases Rises In Venezuela As Health Care System Fails, Threatening Region, Experts Say

The Guardian: Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent — experts “Experts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented scale in Latin America following the collapse of the health care system in Venezuela…” (Boseley/Graham-Harrison, 2/21). NBC News: Life-threatening, insect-borne diseases spike in…