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One Myanmar Family’s Fight for Life Beyond HIV

Here is a fascinating —  and wonky —  video from UNICEF. It relates something I didn’t know: the largest number of new HIV infections is happening through spousal transmission.

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Pakistan’s Polio Tipping Point

The continued targeting of health workers is posing a severe challenge to public-health communities and their collective ambition to reach every child with lifesaving vaccines.

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Map of the Day: Oscar Pistorius and Global Gun Violence

The shooting death of TV star and model Reeva Steenkamp by the Olympian Oscar Pistorius has lead to a renewed discussion of gun violence in South Africa. How does South Africa compare to the world in terms of gun violence?

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Will Aid Get a Boost from Europe’s New Financial Transaction Tax?

Several European countries may adapt a new Financial Transaction Tax by January 2014. That could be a big boon for international health and development.

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Not on A-1: Fighting Malnutrition in Somalia

A video from Unicef offers some key insights into how the international community and local partners are taking on this problem. Watch and learn.

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Bill Gates: Despite Attacks on Health Workers, Polio Eradication By 2018

Bill Gates is doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) right now. For the uninitiated, this is when someone submits to be asked questions by Reddit users and answers as many as possible. I think he made some news with his response to the following question.

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