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Expecting Mothers Among First to Benefit from Cellphone Access in Myanmar

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Myanmar was seen as the last frontier in mobile communications until recently when the government

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Ebola quarantines a major risk, says Top U.S. health official

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, criticized the quarantines

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GSK and NewLink boost capacity to make Ebola vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics say they are increasing their efforts to make Ebola vaccines.

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Drug shortages put 150,000 HIV/AIDS patients at risk in India

India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in

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Volunteers stepping up in response to Ebola outbreak

Doctors and nurses are finally volunteering to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa after

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Syria vaccine campaign suspended after fifteen deaths

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September 18, 2014 A vaccine campaign in the rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria left 15

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Sierra Leone: Ebola hospital staff walk out due to lack of pay

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September 16, 2014 Health workers walked out of an Ebola ward in a district hospital

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AU peacekeepers accused of raping women in Somalia mission

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September 9, 2014 African Union peacekeepers in Somalia rape women seeking medicine on their bases

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Floods kill more than 300 in Pakistan and India

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September 8, 2014 Monsoon rains and flash floods across large areas of northern Pakistan and

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Ebola outbreak spreads to Senegal

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September 2, 2014 Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with

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BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank

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July 10, 2014 Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday. From Reuters: The creation by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa of a $100 billion […]The post The Daily Impact: BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.

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No more catch 22: Saving mothers and babies in Peru

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By Dr. Mario Tavera Salazar, a UNICEF pediatrician specializing in maternal and child health care in the rural Amazonian basin. I will retire this year after 22 years at UNICEF, having witnessed a transformation unprecedented in my country’s history. Our problems are more complex than they once were, and less amenable to inexpensive solutions, so progress is still uneven and we have a long way to go.

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USAID launches new commitments to save the lives of mothers and children

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June 26, 2014 USAID will spend up to $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to continue the fight for maternal and child health in 24 countries. From VOA: While child deaths have dropped from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012, 16,000 children and 800 mothers are dying every day, says the U.S. […]The post The Daily Impact: USAID launches new commitments to save the lives of mothers and children appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.

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Floods kill more than 80 in Afghanistan

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June 9, 2014 More than 80 bodies have been found two days after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s mountainous and remote north, a provincial official said Sunday. From the AP: Lt. Fazel Rahman, the police chief in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province, said the death toll from Friday’s flash flooding had climbed to 81 from 54. Some 850 houses across several villages were completely destroyed and more than 1,000 were damaged by the heavy rain and flooding, leaving thousands of people in need of shelter, food, water and medicine, Rahman said. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said Army helicopters were assisting in relief efforts in the remote district, which is just 140 kilometers (85 miles) north of the provincial capital Puli Khumri, but is an eight to nine hour journey by land because of the rugged terrain.

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