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Associated Press: Companies pushed baby formula in Peru despite ban (6/10). Associated Press: When disaster hits, Indonesia’s Islamists are first to help (Wright, 6/11). BBC News: Big data ‘can stop malaria outbreaks before they start’ (Galpin, 6/10). Devex: Tech solutions to fight fake medicines (Ravelo, 6/11). Devex: Q&A: Serve the…

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates record $180M grant to Emory (Mandel, 6/6). The BMJ: Maternity services: women want respect and dignity above all else, finds global survey (Kmietowicz, 6/7). Devex: How to address the midwife challenges threatening maternal care (Root, 6/7). Devex:¬†How to better integrate gender…

Quartz Africa Examines Rising Problem Of Counterfeit Medicines In African Countries

Quartz Africa: African health care systems are in an arms race with a rising fake medicine problem “…[A recent] string of incidents of counterfeit medicines circulating in African countries [show] where an unfortunate confluence of struggling economies, weak regulation, and a preponderance of poorly educated consumers makes some of these…

Medicine, Equipment Shortages Causing Patient Deaths In Zimbabwe, Doctors Say

The Guardian: Doctors in Zimbabwe ‘sending patients away to die’ as drug shortages bite “A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe entered its second day on Wednesday with health workers claiming patients in the biggest state hospital are dying due to a lack of drugs and medical supplies. Dozens of doctors picketed…

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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…

Already Struggling, Venezuela’s Hospitals Heavily Impacted By Nationwide Power Outage

Reuters: Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals “…Venezuela’s hospitals, already struggling with shortages of supplies and equipment amid an economic meltdown, entered crisis mode on Thursday when the South American nation’s power system went down. Public hospitals typically have generators to provide back-up electricity in the event…

FT Health Discusses Cancer, Features Interview With Hugh Pullen Of European Medicines Verification Organisation

FT Health: Combating cancer; Brexit and E.U. medicine verification The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses efforts to address cancer, the world’s second leading cause of death, and features an interview with Hugh Pullen, president of the European Medicines Verification Organisation, discussing the launch of…

AEI Visiting Scholar Examines Drug Resistance In India, Government’s Denial Of Problem

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Superbugs exacerbated by political correctness Roger Bate, visiting scholar at AEI, discusses a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on evidence that the gene NDM-1, which can render bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics and originally found in India, had spread to Norway. Bate writes, “India is increasingly becoming…

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