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Devex: Liberian executive order banning FGM expected to lack enforcement (Roby, 2/2). New York Times: India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care (Goel/Kumar, 2/1). Reuters: India’s ‘Modicare’ to cost about $1.7 billion a year: sources (Kalra et. al, 2/2). Reuters: Philippines says anti-dengue vaccine may be…

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CIDRAP News: European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria (Dall, 2/27). CNN Philippines: Sanofi denies hiding Dengvaxia risks from PH (2/28). Devex: CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves steps down (Cheney, 2/27). Devex: Save the Children CEO says aid faces a ‘2008 financial crisis…

WHO Panel To Issue Recommendations On Use Of Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia

STAT: WHO ruling could put fate of world’s first dengue vaccine on the line “…On Wednesday, an expert panel that advises the World Health Organization will vote to update its recommendations outlining how and when the vaccine should be used — and more importantly, how and when it should not…

WHO Advisory Group Recommends Testing For Dengue Before Administering Sanofi Vaccine

Associated Press: U.N. health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn’t be used widely “The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in ‘a much safer way,’ meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease…” (Cheng,…

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Associated Press: U.N. adopts guidelines aimed at speeding aid to North Korea (Lederer, 8/6). Financial Times: Nigerian food sector commits to nutrient fortification (Pilling, 8/5). Reuters: Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients (al-Sahli et al., 8/6). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — DIY tests for HIV beat stigma…

Prior Dengue Infection Might Have Protective Effect Against Zika, Study Shows

CIDRAP News: Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil “A new study published [Thursday] in Science shows that prior dengue infection may have protected some Brazilians from severe Zika infections during the 2015-2016 epidemic in the Americas. The study findings could have major implications for both…

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ABC: Poo and polio: How researchers are using one to find the other (Kearney, 2/21). Agence France-Presse: Desperate measures: Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control (2/18). BMJ: Lassa outbreak: WHO warns of unusually rapid spread in Nigeria (Dyer, 2/19). Devex: New coalition harnesses ‘radical collaboration’ for community health (Cheney,…

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