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Al Jazeera: Rwanda’s front line health supporters (Santoshini, 12/12). The Economist: Tuberculosis kills more people than any other pathogenic illness (12/14). ET HealthWorld: On Universal Health Coverage Day, India pledges to keep the promise (12/12). Forbes: For Haiti, Victory Is in Sight in Fight Against Cholera (Buechner, 12/12). Homeland Preparedness…

Argentina’s New President Should Legalize Abortion, Opinion Piece Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: It’s time to legalize abortion in Argentina Jessie Clyde, director of grantmaking and international partnerships at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) “As Argentina’s new president takes office this week, he will be met with hope and high expectations. For many, Alberto Fernandez holds the promise…

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AP: Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe (Cheng, 12/12). Devex: More complex food production, distribution systems a hazard for food safety (Ravelo, 12/12). IOL: HIV-positive and depressed kids likely to have suicidal thoughts, study (Mtika, 12/12). IOL: Malawi’s HIV-positive teens’ mental health challenge (Mtika, 12/12). New Humanitarian: After floods,…

U.S. Feed The Future Program Helps Reduce Malnutrition, Stunting Among Children In Africa, Stanford Study Shows

Stanford Medicine: U.S. Feed the Future program reduces stunting of children in Africa, study finds “Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, has prevented 2.2 million children from experiencing malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found. The researchers,…

6 More Ebola Cases Reported In DRC; World Vision Reports Examine Outbreak’s Impact On Children; NPR Profiles Congolese Doctor Heading Response

CIDRAP News: Ebola total climbs by 6 more cases “Six more Ebola infections have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outbreaks, part of fluctuating levels that health officials have warned about in the wake of recent attacks and security incidents that have temporarily shut down response activities…

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Financial Times: North Korean defectors reveal wretched state of female healthcare (White, 12/10). Forbes: Physician Paul Farmer Reflects On Health Solutions Brought To Medical Deserts And The Places Still In Dire Need (Love, 12/10). Homeland Preparedness News: First Nipah Virus International Conference focuses global attention on Nipah solutions and threats…

Researchers Find Targeted Vaccination Of Women Of Reproductive Age Is ‘Noteworthy’ Measure For Mitigating Effects Of Zika

CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases”: Cost-effectiveness of Prophylactic Zika Virus Vaccine in the Americas Affan Shoukat, with York University in Toronto and a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, and colleagues assessed the cost-effectiveness of a prophylactic vaccine for Zika, finding “targeted vaccination of women of reproductive age is a noteworthy preventive…