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Indonesia Sends Military to Help Fight Health Crisis in Papua 17.1.2018 The Wire

Papua is one of Indonesia's poorest provinces despite being rich in resources and President Joko Widodo pledged to speed its development when he came to power in 2014.

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Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua 17.1.2018 Reuters: World News
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles.
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Under-5 mortality dips 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
Mumbai: After a dip in the mortality rate of infants (children up to one year old), Maharashtra has now recorded a dip in the mortality of children between one and five years of age.According to the ...
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Haryana's child mortality rate dips, says state govt 16.1.2018 General News
The mortality rate of children under five years in Haryana has climbed down to thirty seven per thousand live births signifying a six points dip, the state government said today. According to the latest child health statistics, Registrar General India, Sample Registration System (September 2017), Haryana has also brought down its Infant Mortality Rate by three points from 36 to 33 per thousand live births, as well as neonatal mortality from 24 to 22 per thousand live births. However, the state needs to strategize and put efforts to further decrease its early neonatal mortality which has remained stagnant, an official release said. In this regard, MR campaign and subsequent MR vaccine in Immunization would be a major step towards achieving this goal, it added. In Haryana, Measles Rubella Immunization campaign will be held in the month of April as part of the national strategy to eliminate measles and control Rubella in the country.
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U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads 16.1.2018 Reuters: World News
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods.
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Dozens of toddlers die from malnutrition, measles in Papua 16.1.2018 General News
Dozens of toddlers in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have died from malnutrition and measles over the past few months, a military spokesman said today, underscoring a lack of accessible medical care in the remote region. The high number of deaths comes after President Joko Widodo vowed in 2014 to beef up infrastructure on the island that is shared with Papua New Guinea. At least 59 toddlers have died from a combination of measles and malnutrition in the remote Asmat region, which has a severe shortage of doctors, said Papua military spokesman Muhammad Aidi. "We received reports from the local health officials about" these deaths, he told AFP. "We don't know for sure yet whether the malnutrition was caused by lack of food or by the parent's lack of knowledge regarding healthy food." In response, the military has deployed medical teams and support staff to supply villagers with medicine, vaccines, medical equipment and nutritious food, Aidi added. About 129,000 ...
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First Time 7 Points Fall in Child Mortality Rate in MP 16.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Sample Registration Survey (SRS-2016) issued recently by the Union Government has shown... more »
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Parents arrested after children found shackled in California home 16.1.2018 General News
Two parents have been arrested in California in the US after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home, including some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks".
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Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in US 16.1.2018 General News
A California couple has been arrested after authorities found a dozen of their malnourished children held captive in their home, with one as young as two and some shackled to beds in the dark, officials said today. Authorities launched a torture probe and set bail at USD 9 million for the parents after a 17-year-old girl escaped the house yesterday and called 911 using a cellphone found inside. She was so "emaciated" that officers said they originally thought she was only 10 years old. The 13 victims who had been held captive at the Perris, California home range in age from two to 29, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. They were not named. "Further investigation revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul- smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner," the statement added. "Deputies located what they ...
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Awareness Empowering Women to Make Sexual, Reproductive Choices: Report 15.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The ten years between NFHS 4 and NFHS 3, saw the ambitious NHM and its crucial rural segment, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), unfold, thus making the latest survey a comment on the Mission’s outcomes.
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The National Family Health Survey Has Shown NHM to be a Success, Say Experts 14.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The 10 years between NFHS 4 and NFHS 3, saw the ambitious NHM and its crucial rural segment, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), unfold, making the latest survey a comment on the Mission’s outcomes.
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Sherin Mathews's father charged with murder, faces death penalty if convicted 13.1.2018 Hindustan Times - topnews
Sherin, reported missing on October 7, was found dead in a culvert about 1 km from her home on October 22 by a cadaver dog during a massive search for the missing toddler.
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Texas father charged with murder in death of Indian orphan 13.1.2018 General News
The father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home about a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted today on capital murder. Wesley Mathews, 37, was also charged in Dallas County with abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors said the capital murder charge, which could carry the death penalty, was filed after an autopsy determined his daughter died from "homicidal violence." The child, Sherin Mathews, disappeared in early October, sparking a broad search involving numerous law enforcement agencies before her body was found later that month. District Attorney Faith Johnson said evidence in the case was still unfolding today, but that there was no indication anyone else was involved in the death. Mathews had already been charged with felony injury to a child. Mathews initially told police that his daughter disappeared after he punished her by sending her out in the night to stand by a .
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Ethiopia bans Int'l adoptions over abuse 12.1.2018 General News
Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families over concern that they face abuse.Ethiopia is one of the biggest source countries for international adoptions by the United States (US) citizens. Since 1999 more than 15,000 adoptions to the United States have been completed, reported CNN.Many children are also taken to European countries like Spain, France and Italy.Celebrity Angelina Jolie adopted her daughter, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, from Ethiopia in 2005.Children adopted by foreign families in the past have been exposed to "various crimes and social crisis in the country they grew up in," the report quoted country's state-run News Agency ENA, as saying.A US couple was convicted in 2013, in the death of their 13-year-old daughter, whom they adopted from Ethiopia.According to CNN, which cited court documents, Hana Williams died in 2011 from "hypothermia brought on by malnutrition and being forced to remain outside on a cold rainy night."Both the parents are
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Women outlive men even during crisis: study 10.1.2018 General News
Women not only outlive men in normal times, but also during the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics, according to a study which challenges the notion that females are the weaker sex. This advantage in times of crisis may be largely due to biological factors such as genetics or hormones, researchers said. Most of the life expectancy gender gap was due to a female survival advantage in infancy rather than adulthood, they said. In times of adversity, newborn girls are more likely to survive, the researchers found. The fact that women have an edge in infancy, when behavioural differences between the sexes are minimal, supports the idea that explanation is at least partly biological, they said. Led by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark and Duke University in the US, the team analysed mortality data going back roughly 250 years for people whose lives were cut short by famine, disease or other misfortunes. The data spanned seven populations in ..
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Boy's death shows danger for besieged Syrians seeking food 9.1.2018 Reuters: World News
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two-year-old Emir al-Bash's blood still showed on his mother's hand as she sat in a medical centre in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblast.
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How a change in adoption laws will benefit children's health 7.1.2018 Hindustan Times - columns
Early adoption will bring huge psychological and physical benefits for the adopted children, and increase their chances of developing into healthy and productive adults.
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Haryana first to launch high-risk pregnancy portal 6.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Haryana has achieved the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to launch high-risk pregnancy portal, a minister said on Saturday.
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Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcare 6.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The proposed six-month bridge course in the NMC Bill, allowing AYUSH and homeopathy practitioners to prescribe modern medicines, is a devious attempt to propagate its nationalistic propaganda
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Promise Of Safe Childbirth Remains Unfulfilled In Bihar 6.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
In the last decade, the government of Bihar has made significant improvements in its healthcare sector, especially in preventing deaths of women and their newborns during and after delivery. However,...
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