Aid agencies on Tuesday “appealed for better access” to “tens of thousands” of people in Yemen who have been displaced by violence and are facing “a high risk of outbreaks of malaria and diarrhoeal diseases among the already malnourished population,” Reuters reports.
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“The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) appealed on Tuesday for more than $230 million to provide emergency food aid over the next six months for 3.8 million Kenyans affected by deepening drought and high food prices,” Reuters reports.
Also In Global Health News: USAID Administrator; HIV Infection Rate In Zimbabwe; Plumpy’Nut In India
Prospective Candidates For USAID Administrator “Sources in the development community and on the Hill say they are hearing” that the people being considered for the USAID administrator position are likely to be “safe,” it could be “someone already in place in the administration and possibly confirmed for something else,” Foreign…
Also In Global Health News: Children HIV Center In Rwanda; New Cholera Cases In Zimbabwe; Maternal Mortality In Pakistan
Rwanda Children HIV/AIDS Center Opens Rwanda’s Ministry of Health on Thursday opened the Integrated Paediatric Centre in Kibagabaga Hospital, the New Times/allAfrica.com reports. “Rwanda has taken significant strides in addressing HIV/Aids issues, but not much had been done to meet the needs of affected children. Specialized palliative care will improve…
TIME examines the discriminatory efforts to keep Vietnamese children living with HIV out of the country’s public schools even though, by law, children cannot be barred from school because they or any of their family members have HIV/AIDS.
The ANI24/Times of India examines the results of a recent study that found smokers in rural Indonesia tend to compromise their family food budgets in order to support their habit.
The WHO has warned that people with conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria should not rely on homeopathic treatments for curing their disease, the BBC reports.
Also In Global Health News: Cambodia’s Maternal Mortality; Drugs In Uganda; Cholera Risk In Zimbabwe; HIV Laws In Niger
Government Officials Plan To Address Maternal Mortality In Cambodia A lack of outreach by public health officials and rural villagers’ preference for traditional midwives have hindered efforts to reduce maternal morality in Cambodia, government officials said recently at regional conference, the Phnom Penh Post reports. Three local members of parliament…
The New York Times Magazine, as part of a special issue that focuses on women worldwide, published an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who “staked her claim as an advocate for global women’s issues in 1995, when, as first lady, she gave an impassioned speech at a United Nations conference in Beijing.” The interview was conducted ahead of her 11-day seven country tour of Africa.
Also In Global Health News: Boosting Artemisinin Production; TB In Pakistan; Gambia Vaccine Initiative; HIV In Burkina Faso Children
Researchers Use Breeding Method To Create Plant With High Levels Of Artemisinin In an effort to produce more artemisinin than is naturally found in the plant artemisia annua, researchers at York University’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products are using “fast-track breeding methods to create a plant that contains much higher…