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Novartis To Partner With OneWorld Health To Develop Diarrhea Drug

“Swiss drug company Novartis AG and the Institute for OneWorld Health, a nonprofit group, will announce this week a partnership to discover drugs for a type of diarrhea that kills about 1.6 million children each year in the developing world,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Recent Releases: Polio Eradication; Chagas Disease Discovery Anniversary; River Blindness; Malaria Tools; Childhood Malnutrition

MMWR Examines Polio Eradication In India The latest edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes an article about polio eradication in India, which is the “most populous of the four remaining countries (including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan) where transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) has never been interrupted.” According to…

Opinion: Obama’s Africa Policy; Maternal Health

President Obama is expected to arrive in Accra, Ghana, Friday night, the AP/ reports. White House adviser Michelle Gavin said the president chose to travel to Ghana “because it’s such an admirable example of strong, democratic governance, vibrant civil society” (Babington, 7/10).  The following are opinion pieces reflecting on his…

Also In Global Health News: Noncommunicable Disease Network; Tropical Disease Treatments; Maternal Health In Peru; South Asia MDG

WHO Launches International Network To Take On Noncommunicable Disease The WHO on Wednesday launched an international network of leading health organizations and experts from around the world in an effort to “unite” and “scal[e] up world action to combat noncommunicable diseases, which cause some 38 million deaths annually,” Xinhua/People’s Daily…