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Associated Press: Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province (1/16). CNN: 75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds (Wu, 1/15). The Guardian: Doctors in Uganda warn ‘crisis level’ blood shortage is putting lives at risk (Okiror, 1/16). New York Times: She Ran From the Cut, and…

Economic Sanctions Hurt Public Health, Should Be Implemented Sparingly

The Lancet: Sanctioning the most vulnerable — a failed foreign policy Editorial Board “Over past months, U.S.-led threats of, or implementation of, economic sanctions have multiplied. … Economic sanctions can have a devastating impact on public health. Leveraging the economic stability of a country will hurt the most vulnerable in…

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Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…

Donors Cautious About Delivering Food Aid To North Korea As Tensions Escalate

IRIN: Donors lose appetite for North Korean food aid “There’s a question mark hovering over the immediate future of aid delivery as food assistance — once a symbolic thread of engagement with North Korea — has become wrapped up in red tape and is starting to weigh heavily on weary…

PLOS Article Discusses Madagascar Plague Outbreak, Strengthening Health System To Prevent Future Outbreaks, Epidemics

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Madagascar can build stronger health systems to fight plague and prevent the next epidemic Matthew Bonds, assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder/co-CEO of PIVOT, and colleagues examine the recent plague outbreak in Madagascar and discuss how an integrated…

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