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Lancet Articles Address Variety Of Global Health Issues

Health Community Should Welcome Human Rights Community’s Help With Reducing Maternal Deaths Efforts by the human rights community to reach the 2015 U.N. Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal deaths by three-quarters “should be welcomed by the health community,” according to a Lancet editorial. “The health community must be willing…

VOA News Examines Malaria In Southern Sudan

VOA News examines malaria in southern Sudan. In the region, malaria is “widespread” and accounts for “up to 30 percent of all diseases treated by health facilities.”

Also In Global Health News: Children With HIV/AIDS; Leishmaniasis Treatment; ITNs In Tanzania; U.S. Malaria Fight; PEPFAR Safe Injection Funds

IRIN Examines Hardships Facing Parents, Guardians Of Children Living With HIV/AIDS IRIN examines the hardships parents and guardians of the estimated 170,000 Kenyan children currently infected with HIV often face. “Caregivers face the dilemma of how to disclose status to … [HIV-positive] children, and to whom,” as well as other…

Malaria Cases Reported In Cambodian Public Facilities Drop More Than 50%

There was more than a 50 percent drop in the total number of malaria cases reported by public facilities in Cambodia between 2003 and 2008, according to the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control’s annual report, which was released on Tuesday, the Phnom Penh Post reports.

Ghana Launches Public-Private Partnership To Control Malaria

Ghana’s Ministry of Health recently launched the Nationwide Mosquito Control Programme (NAMCOP) in conjunction with the waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the Ghanaian Chronicle/ reports.

Uganda To Distribute ITNs To All Citizens

The Ugandan ministry of health said that everyone in the country will receive free insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to prevent malaria beginning in September, James Kakooza, the state minister for primary health care, said, New Vision/ reports.