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Associated Press: Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak (Jahangir, 7/31). Devex: Q&A: WHO’s work on vision ‘needs to go on,’ expert Alarcos Cieza says (Lieberman, 7/31). Devex: Reducing stigma in health facilities to achieve UHC (Politzer, 7/31). The Guardian: British man charged with distributing bleach ‘cure’ to Ugandans (Mwesigwa,…

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Associated Press: New Zealand government plans to ease abortion restrictions (Perry, 8/5). Borgen Magazine: Mitigating the Effect of Anti-Vaxxers on Global Health (Ramos, 8/5). Borgen Magazine: The Eradication of Malaria in Argentina and Algeria (Hall, 8/3). Borgen Magazine: Legislation to Tackle Violence Against Women Around the World (Bryant, 8/3). Health…

Media Sources Continue Coverage Of Philippines’ National Dengue Epidemic Declaration

Fox News: Philippines declares national epidemic as Dengue fever cases rise past 145,000 (Dedaj, 8/6). The Guardian: Philippines declares epidemic after dengue fever kills more than 600 (Ellis-Peterson, 8/7). The Hill: Philippines declares epidemic after more than 600 die from dengue fever (Pitofsky, 8/6). USA TODAY: After over 600 deaths,…

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Agence France-Presse: 1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi — U.N. (8/6). Devex: Leveraging the private sector to fill the global health funding gap (8/6). NPR: War Is The Enemy Of Breastfeeding (Brink, 8/6). Xinhua News: Confirmed dengue death toll rises to 23 in Bangladesh (8/7).

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AFP: Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: U.N. (9/24). Associated Press: Pakistan battles dengue epidemic, with 20 deaths so far (Ahmed, 9/24). Barron’s: Financing Global Health (Schultz, 9/23). Devex: How can private partnerships help countries meet the UHC goal? (Byatnal, 9/24). Devex: Kenya is rolling out UHC…

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Associated Press: Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people (Mutsaka, 9/24). BBC: Can baby boxes save lives in Kenya’s slums? (Wafula, 9/25). SciDev.Net: India and China top hot spots of antimicrobial resistance in animals (Devraj, 9/24). The Telegraph: Pakistan becomes latest country to suffer severe dengue…

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Global Fund Will Make ‘Every Possible Effort’ To Raise Additional Resources: Although pledges to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its recent replenishment meeting did not meet “the lowest estimate of demand,” the Fund “will make every possible effort to raise the additional resources that we…

Flightless Mosquitoes Could Fight Dengue, Study Says

By rendering female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes – the dengue virus vector – unable to fly, scientists say they may be able to slow the spread of the virus which experts believe “affects up to 100 million people a year and threatens over a third of the world’s population,” the BBC reports. Currently, there is no treatment for dengue nor a vaccine to protect against the virus.

Also In Global Health News: House Passes Bill Including Haiti Relief; Kenya Adopts Safer ARVs; Florida At Risk Of Dengue Outbreak; Merck, Sinopharm Form Joint Venture On Vaccines

House Passes War Supplemental Spending Bill; Includes Fund For Haiti The House on Tuesday passed a $59 billion war supplemental spending bill by a vote of 308-114, which will now be sent to President Barack Obama “for his signature,” CongressDaily reports (Sanchez, 7/28). The bill includes “$2.8 billion for relief efforts in…