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Counterfeit drug war in Liberia

Counterfeit drug war in Liberia

January 29, 2014 0

MONROVIA 29 January 2014 (IRIN) - Liberia’s Ministry of Health is launching a major crackdown on counterfeit drug sellers throughout the country, but Liberians say they have no choice but to buy such

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Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 29, 2014 0

MANILA 29 January 2014 (IRIN) - Health officials are on alert to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in areas stricken by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Guinea rushes to curb measles outbreak

Guinea rushes to curb measles outbreak

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 27, 2014 0

DAKAR 27 January 2014 (IRIN) - Health authorities in Guinea are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has killed one child, infected 37 others and spread to half of the country’s 33

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Open defecation raises risk in typhoon-hit areas

Open defecation raises risk in typhoon-hit areas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 19, 2013 0

TACLOBAN 19 December 2013 (IRIN) - Health officials and aid workers have expressed concern over increased levels of open defecation and a higher risk of disease in typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines, where

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Find the child, treat them early: message from Mali

Find the child, treat them early: message from Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 13, 2013 0

DAKAR 13 December 2013 (IRIN) - The mortality rate among children under age five living in Yirimadjo, Mali, southeast of the capital, Bamako, decreased by nearly tenfold over three years after the Malian

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Analysis: Reproductive healthcare lags in Laos

Analysis: Reproductive healthcare lags in Laos

September 11, 2013 0

VIENTIANE 11 September 2013 (IRIN) - Health experts are reviewing a years-long effort to reverse a deadly trend for mothers and newborns in Laos, which has the highest death rate in Southeast Asia

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Analysis: Sex workers bear brunt of war on trafficking

Analysis: Sex workers bear brunt of war on trafficking

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2013 0

KATHMANDU 03 September 2013 (IRIN) - Laws and interventions aimed at reducing human trafficking by targeting commercial sex workers can, whatever their good intentions, actually endanger their health and result in human rights

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Volunteer health workers filling the void in Madagascar

Volunteer health workers filling the void in Madagascar

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 26, 2013 0

MERINTSIATOSIKA 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - A legion of over 35,000 community volunteers has been created to fill the health void left in Madagascar's remote rural villages in the wake of the country’s

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Indonesia’s growing girth takes health toll

Indonesia’s growing girth takes health toll

June 5, 2013 0

JAKARTA 05 June 2013 (IRIN) - Poor nutrition and growing levels of obesity are taking a toll on the health of Indonesians, experts warn, as an increasing number of people consume fast food

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Indonesia’s growing girth takes health toll

Indonesia’s growing girth takes health toll

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 5, 2013 0

JAKARTA 05 June 2013 (IRIN) - Poor nutrition and growing levels of obesity are taking a toll on the health of Indonesians, experts warn, as an increasing number of people consume fast food

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