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Some Health Workers In Asia Refusing Care For People Living With HIV, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: People with HIV in Asia ejected from hospitals, women sterilized — study “Some health workers in Asia are refusing to perform surgery and provide services for people living with HIV, and are even expelling patients from hospitals and forcing women to undergo sterilization, according to grassroots organizations.…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Outbreak Response

Washington Post: Swatting the Zika carriers Editorial Board “…[T]he age of genetic engineering has brought new possibilities: The tiny building blocks of life can be manipulated to impede the disease. So far, laboratory trials have shown that genetic material can be altered to suppress mosquito populations or make them less…

NPR Examines Cholera Epidemic In Haiti, Lawsuit Against U.N.

NPR: Why The U.N. Is Being Sued Over Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic “…The lawsuit was brought by the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and a sister group in Haiti on behalf of 5,000 cholera victims. They want the U.N. to end cholera by installing a national water and…

Brazil Mobilizes Largest Military Action In History To Fight Zika

The Guardian: Zika virus command center leads biggest military operation in Brazil’s history “It is the biggest military mobilization in Brazil’s history: 220,000 army, navy, and air force personnel have been called into action, as well as 315,000 public officials. Rapid reaction units have been deployed to take the fight…

Partnership In Colombia Aims To Control, Prevent, Eliminate 5 NTDs In Vaupés Region

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Tackling Five NTDs in Colombia’s Amazonia Region “…The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, in partnership with the AbbVie Foundation and Sinergias — Alianzas Estratégicas para la Salud y el Desarrollo Social, with support from the Colombian Ministry of Health and…

International Coordination, Investment Critical To Mental Health Efforts

Nature: Action on mental health needs global cooperation Pamela Y. Collins, director of the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, and Shekhar Saxena, director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the WHO “…The need and…

On World Health Day, Global Community Must Commit To Preventing Deaths, Complications From Diabetes

Huffington Post: World Health Day 2016: Let’s Beat Diabetes Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO “…Preventing deaths and complications from diabetes requires access to affordable health care services with equipment sufficient to diagnose and monitor diabetes; patient education to promote healthy diet, physical activity and self-care; essential medicines for…

Untreated Dairy Products, Consumer Preferences Help Spread Brucellosis In East Africa

SciDev.Net: Raw milk breeds fever disease in East Africa “Consumer preferences and poor dairy processing techniques have made East Africa a hotbed for brucellosis, a fever disease spread by contaminated milk, a study warns. The disease, which is caused by Brucella bacteria shed in livestock’s urine, milk, and other bodily…

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