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CIDRAP News: DRC reports 2 new Ebola cases; study notes seroprevalence in region (Schnirring, 3/13). CIDRAP News: MERS-CoV infects 2 more in Saudi Arabia, 102 this year (Schnirring, 3/12). The Guardian: Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn (Sample, 3/11). Nature: Nearly half of global childhood…

Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes To Commitment Language Around Women’s Rights Document Not Accepted During Negotiations At U.N. CSW Meeting

Rewire.News: Trump Administration Fails to Roll Back Support for Landmark Women’s Rights Agreement at United Nations “…According to draft documents acquired by The Guardian, the U.S. delegation came into this week’s [U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)] meetings intending to ‘water down’ commitments to the health and well-being…

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Agence France-Presse: UNICEF urges health care access for trapped Syrians (10/10). Associated Press: Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal (10/11). Bloomberg: Gates Foundation Backs Self-Checkup App’s Africa Expansion (Lauerman/Kahn, 10/10). Business Insider: The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill…

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AP: Burkina Faso’s food woes deepen as extremists expand reach (Mednick, 6/3). Devex: Q&A: How are global health security experts responding to the pressures of COVID-19? (Cornish, 6/3). Devex: Insufficient PPE pushes NGOs to consider making their own (Lieberman, 6/3). Devex: Is better hygiene here to stay? (Root, 6/2). Financial…

Tanzania’s Health Policies Discriminate Against LGBT People, HRW Report Says

Human Rights Watch: Tanzania: Obstructions to LGBT Health, Rights “The government of Tanzania’s health policies deny adequate services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and others who are particularly vulnerable to HIV, jeopardizing public health, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Tanzania should reverse these…

Also In Global Health News: China’s Health Care System; Breastfeeding Practices In Pakistan; HIV Transmission In MSM; Abu Dhabi Joins Malaria Fight

Los Angeles Times Examines China’s Health Care Overhaul The Los Angeles Times examines China’s transition to “Western-style privatized medicine” through the government’s “$124-billion overhaul, chiefly to improve service in rural areas.” The article details the efforts of a woman from Inner Mongolia to get care in Beijing for her ailing…

Goosby, Emanuel Address Progress, Potential Roadblocks Ahead For Introduction Of Microbicides In Developing Countries

The growing evidence supporting the promise of new HIV prevention products, like microbicides, requires that groups start planning now for how best to roll-out prevention interventions in the future, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby and Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Ezekiel Emanuel said Monday during a USAID Microbicide Stakeholders Meeting in Washington.

Pope Says Condoms Are Justified In Some Cases To Prevent HIV Infection

“Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that condoms can be justified for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV, a stunning comment for a church criticized for its opposition to condoms and for a pontiff who has blamed them for making the AIDS crisis worse,” the Associated Press/Washington Post reports. The pope’s comments were made public on Saturday, when a Vatican newspaper ran excerpts from Benedict’s book-length interview with German Journalist Peter Seewald for “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” due out Tuesday, the news service writes (D’Emilio/Winfield, 11/21).

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