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India Bans Condom Advertisements During Primetime Television

The Guardian: India bans condom adverts during primetime TV “India has banned television adverts for condoms during primetime hours, citing rules against content that ‘endangers the safety of children’ and promotes ‘unhealthy practices.’ The information and broadcasting ministry ordered the country’s estimated 900 television channels to restrict condom commercials to…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press/VOA News: UNICEF: 400,000 Congo Children Suffering Severe Malnutrition (12/12). New York Times: Tending to Haiti’s Dead (Porter, 12/13). Pharmaceutical Executive: Fighting the Good Fight: Industry Perspectives on Global Health (Upton, 12/13). RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: ‘We Believed Our Cleric’: Pakistani Polio Victim’s Regretful Father Urges Others To Use Vaccine (Synovitz/Ullah, 12/12).…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Increased Incidence Of Microcephaly In Angola

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With surveillance gaps, Angola sees microcephaly incidence rise over months following Zika confirmation Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recent WHO Bulletin on outbreaks in the WHO African Region and highlights a rise in the number of microcephaly…

Diphtheria Immunization Campaigns Begin In Bangladesh’s Rohingya Camps, Indonesia

Associated Press: Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign “Indonesia is immunizing millions of children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January…” (Karmini, 12/11). NPR: Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It … And Why Is It Back? “…With the introduction of a highly effective…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says (12/8). VOA News: WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda (Schlein, 12/8). Devex: To tackle malnutrition, go fish (Sieff, 12/11). Devex: Q&A: Towards medicines regulatory harmonization — lessons from Zimbabwe (12/11). Financial Times: Six ways to…

U.N. Agencies Release Statements Recognizing Human Rights Day

PAHO: Human Rights approach eyed as way to cut maternal deaths “An approach based on human rights using international legal instruments can help in the effort to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas, according to experts speaking … at a Pan American Health Organization symposium…” (12/8). UNAIDS: Message on the…

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