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Associated Press: UNICEF warns against Yemen’s economic crisis, violence (10/19). Associated Press: Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases (10/22). Devex: Despite famine risk, humanitarian access worsens in Yemen (Lieberman, 10/22). Devex: Nutrition gets a moment at the World Food Prize as global hunger rises (Welsh, 10/22). The…

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CNN: Zika spreads rapidly in India, with 94 cases confirmed (Gupta, 10/17). CNN: Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, U.S. continues to slide (Picheta, 10/18). Devex: The world’s leading ‘cholera hospital’ looks to the future (Bader, 10/18). Devex: Controversy as investigated charity takes on key role in U.K.…

Reuters Publishes Articles Examining Zika In Brazil, Angola, Lack Of Diagnostic Test

Reuters: Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair “Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children…” (Marcelino/Steenhuysen, 10/17). Reuters: Zika in Africa: Rare birth…

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Global Health NOW: Driving Change and Saving Lives (Powder, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Innovative Financing: New Health Bonds Tested For Impact (Anderson, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Women Suffer In Tanzania’s Deadly Backstreet Abortions (Makoye, 10/8). ImpactAlpha: After a dozen deals, Global Health Investment Fund has overcome a rocky start (Pothering,…

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Associated Press: Child hunger ‘serious’ in India while its economy grows fast (10/12). BuzzFeed News: The U.S. Is Sending Its Addiction Problem Over The Border (Stanton, 10/11). CNN: India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases (Suri, 10/12). Devex: Indonesia disaster reveals community preparedness…

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Al Jazeera: Two million Afghan kids will suffer severe malnutrition this year (10/9). Associated Press: Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 15; 333 injured (Sanon, 10/9). BBC News: Ghana ‘prayer camps’ chain residents with mental health problems (Lansah et al., 10/10). Devex: Q&A: Poor vision as the world’s largest…

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Al Jazeera: Thousands of Yemeni children malnourished (Smith, 10/8). Al Jazeera: Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala (Rae/Melimopoulos, 10/8). BMJ: Who are Sierra Leone’s health security efforts for? (Kardas-Nelson/Frankfurter, 10/8). CNN: As global temperatures rise, so will mental health issues, study says (Scutti, 10/8). Devex: What we know about early…

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Devex: Syria’s humanitarian crisis not likely to end in 2019, U.N. expert says (Lieberman, 10/5). Inter Press Service: Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin (Yakupitiyage, 10/4). IRIN: “If the water finishes, we will leave”: Drought is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes (Glinski,…

HRW Consultant Discusses Lack Of Support Services For Families Impacted By Zika In Brazil

Human Rights Watch: Brazil Should Not Forget the Zika Families João Guilherme Bieber, consultant at HRW’s Environment and Human Rights Division, discusses the impact of the Zika outbreak in Brazil. Bieber writes, “[F]amilies raising children with congenital Zika syndrome don’t have the support they need, much less services that protect…

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