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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…

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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,…

Philippines FDA Revokes Sanofi’s Product Registration For Dengvaxia; Company Appeals Decision

PhilStar: Sanofi Pasteur appeals Philippines revocation of Dengvaxia’s certificate of product registration “Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur said it has filed for a motion for reconsideration after the country’s Food and Drug Administration permanently revoked the certificates of product registration of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno on…

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…

Takeda Pharmaceutical Reports Experimental Dengue Vaccine Safe, Effective In Late-Stage Trial

Reuters: Takeda dengue vaccine meets main goal of trial; detailed results to come “Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said on Tuesday that its experimental dengue vaccine appears to be safe and effective at preventing all four types of the mosquito-borne disease, meeting the main goal of the Japanese drugmaker’s late-stage clinical trial…”…