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Agence France-Presse: In Afghanistan, conspiracy theories fuel polio outbreak (6/14). Agence France-Presse: Indian doctors to go on strike over workplace assaults (6/14). The Guardian: ‘I’ll never have another child’: the mothers failed by Mexico’s hospitals (Lakhani, 6/17). Health Policy Watch: New Resource Gateway Launched On Innovation & Access To Medicines…

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BBC News: Ecuador’s top court approves same-sex marriage (6/13). Christian Science Monitor: For Afghan midwife, saving women’s lives is a lifelong passion (Peterson, 6/13). The Economist: Drone deliveries are advancing in health care (6/15). The Guardian: Uganda jails hundreds of men for sex offenses against women and girls (Okiror, 6/13).…

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates record $180M grant to Emory (Mandel, 6/6). The BMJ: Maternity services: women want respect and dignity above all else, finds global survey (Kmietowicz, 6/7). Devex: How to address the midwife challenges threatening maternal care (Root, 6/7). Devex: How to better integrate gender…

Takeda Pharmaceutical Makes First Private Sector Pledge To Global Fund’s 6th Replenishment

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Takeda Makes First Private Sector Pledge for Global Fund Replenishment “Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today became the first private sector company to announce a financial commitment to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The new pledge, consisting of JP ¥ 1 billion (approximately…

WHO Africa Releases Manual For Countries Developing National Malaria Strategic Plans

WHO Regional Office for Africa: Manual for developing national malaria strategic plans This document provides guidance to help countries looking to develop a national malaria strategic plan in order to help achieve the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria (GTS) goals, targets, and milestones, including: “reduce malaria mortality rates globally by…

Genetically Modified Fungus Kills Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes In Trial

NPR: Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria “In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes. The modified fungus was a highly effective mosquito…

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Agence France-Presse: Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city (Jaffry, 5/26). Agence France-Presse: Malaria back with a vengeance in crisis-hit Venezuela (5/25). Al Jazeera: Years of war and poverty take toll on Afghanistan’s health care (Latifi, 5/25). BBC News: Working the night shift on malaria’s frontline in Sierra…

Pilot Malaria Vaccination Campaign Marks Milestone In Global Effort To Eliminate Malaria

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Malaria vaccination: a major milestone Editorial Board “…The launch of the pilot RTS,S vaccination program in April marks a major milestone that could make a substantial difference in the push for malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa. … The integration of the RTS,S vaccine into the national…

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Al Jazeera: Survivors: Inside Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic (Pratt, 5/22). BBC News: How the malaria vaccine could change world health (Vince, 5/23). Devex: Aid community caught off guard by Somalia drought (Root, 5/23). Forbes: Immune To Drugs: Antimicrobial Resistance Could Kill 10 Million A Year (Fisher, 5/22). The Guardian: ‘Hygiene…