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HIV/AIDS

Cambodia HIV and Aids treatment programmes threatened
By Guy De Launey, BBC, December 21, 2010.

Kids with HIV living longer with antiretroviral drugs
By Sherry Jacobson, Dallas Morning News, December 20, 2010.

Cure for HIV claimed, but not yet proven
By Rachael Rettner, MSNBC, December 15, 2010.

HIV-infected Chinese children struggle with stigma
By Tan Ee Lyn, National Post, December 6, 2010.

WHO: strengthen health systems to ensure early detection of HIV/AIDS
The Hindu, December 2, 2010.

Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV
By Amanda Gardner, BusinessWeek, November 23, 2010.

Bone loss more common in HIV
By Alison McCook, Reuters, November 12, 2010.

HIV +ve cases rising alarmingly in Chanda
By Mazhar Ali, Times of India, November 3, 2010.

Ancient HIV stowaway may hold clue to transmission
National Post, November 1, 2010.

New therapy kills HIV-infected cells
The Hindu, October 21, 2010.

Generation Y thinks HIV can spread through mosquitoe bites
OneIndia, October 19, 2010.

HIV numbers rise behind bars
Times of India, October 1, 2010.

HIV conundrum: Between low prevalence and high risks
By Giovanni Sforza, Sydney Morning Herald, September 18, 2010.

Now, KPO workers at increased risk of AIDS: Survey
Times of India, September 1, 2010.

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Malaria

Edible vaccine for malaria on way
Times of India, December 31, 2010.

African governments urged to allocate more resources to fight malaria
Ghana News Agency, December 24, 2010.

Uganda improves in malaria fight
By Raymond Baguma, New Vision, December 21, 2010.

India contributes 70% of Malaria in South East Asian: Malik
NVO News, December 18, 2010.

WHO Director Calls Malaria Rates 'Best' in Decades
By Michael Smith, MedPageToday, December 14, 2010.

Sex drive comes first in Malawi malaria fight: official
AFP, December 10, 2010.

Promising new approach to blocking malaria transmission
OneIndia, December 5, 2010.

Anti-malaria funding must be tripled: campaigners
National Post, November 29, 2010.

Thailand: Who will fund the drive to beat malaria?
By Ann Morgan, The Guardian, November 22, 2010.

Cerebral malaria linked to epilepsy, behavior disorders: Study
Sydney Morning Herald, November 17, 2010.

Rural farmers turn malaria medics in Sierra Leone
National Post, November 10, 2010.

Preventing malaria deaths to cost $5 bln a year
National Post, November 9, 2010.

Sickle cell gene's global map supports 'malaria hypothesis'
Sify, November 3, 2010.

Africa making "dramatic" headway against malaria
National Post, November 1, 2010.

Award-winning malaria scientist warns of drug resistance
By Carly Weeks, Sydney Morning Herald, October 25, 2010.

Malaria: a major global killer
BBC, October 21, 2010.

Chloroquine treatment of malaria banned in Ghana
Ghana News Agency, October 18, 2010.

U.N. says 300,000 Pakistan malaria cases
UPI, October 12, 2010.

Madhya Pradesh govt to health workers: Control malaria or face murder charge
By Rubina Khan Shapoo, NDTV, October 7, 2010.

Malaria control programme distributes free Insecticide Treated Nets
Ghana News Agency, October 5, 2010.

Malaria vaccine trial disappoints
By Maggie Fox, Reuters, September 29, 2010.

'Malaria still stings, but worst is over'
Times of India, September 16, 2010.

Malaria fight saves 750,000, report finds
By Mohammad Zargham, Reuters, September 14, 2010.

Malaria: Steep rise in patients in western districts
Times of India, September 9, 2010.

Experimental Novartis drug shows malaria promise
By Kate Kelland, Reuters, September 2, 2010.

BMC to monitor anti-relapse malaria therapy
Times of India, August 26, 2010.

Nearly 3 billion at risk for malaria in 2009
The Independent, August 17, 2010.

April-July records sharp rise in malaria
By Umesh Isalkar, Times of India, August 11, 2010.

Malaria stages silent, deadlier comeback
Times of India, August 6, 2010.

Experts roll out malaria map, urge mosquito study
By Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters, August 3, 2010.

New leaders, new tools can transform the fight against malaria
By Madiké Seye, The Independent, August 2, 2010.

Central help sought to fight malaria
By Umesh Isalkar, Times of India, July 27, 2010.

Malaria cases double in city since '09
By Malathy Iyer, Times of India, July 23, 2010.

Antibiotics could help control malaria: study
By Kate Kelland, Reuters, July 14, 2010.

Malaria accompanied humans out of Africa
By Peter Lavelle, ABC, June 25, 2010.

Another malaria infection pathway found
UPI, June 21, 2010.

Malaria has been with humans since our beginnings
By Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, June 18, 2010.

Amazon Deforestation Sparks Surge in Malaria
By Art Chimes, Voice of America, June 17, 2010.

451 million clinical cases of malaria worldwide in 2007: Experts
DNA India, June 16, 2010.

Malaria epidemic hits Venezuela
By Ian James, Chicago Tribune, June 12, 2010.

Modified yellow fever vaccine may help fight malaria
Sify, June 12, 2010.

New steps in spread of malaria identified
UPI, June 10, 2010.

Blood-thinning drug can stop malaria infection
Times of India, June 2, 2010.

UNICEF Distributes Life-Saving Mosquito Nets in Central African Republic
By Lisa Schlein, Voice of America, May 30, 2010.

Measures to control malaria discussed
Times of India, May 24, 2010.

Debate heats up over climate impact on malaria spread
By Mico Tatalovic, Guardian, May 21, 2010.

Thousands of possible new drugs to fight malaria identified
Telegraph, May 20, 2010.

Ugandans fight malaria with mosquito eating plants
By Fred Womakuyu, New Vision, May 18, 2010.

Strengthen surveillance at the regional level to eliminate malaria: WHO
By Trixie Carter, Solomon Star, May 17, 2010.

New malaria drug fights resistance
By Maggie Fox, Ottawa Citizen, May 10, 2010.

Kenya develops tool to predict malaria
By Isaiah Esipisu, Reuters, May 5, 2010.

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Avian flu

National action plan to combat bird flu
VOV News, September 21, 2010.

FAO says H5N1 outbreaks are up this year
By Robert Roos, CIDRAP, September 13, 2010.

Bird Flu Remains a Likely Outbreak Worldwide
By Debbie Nicholson, All Voices, September 11, 2010.

Bird flu jumps to pigs
By Deborah MacKenzie, New Scientist, September 7, 2010.

Why bird flu didn't become a pandemic
Times of India, September 6, 2010.

Study blames gulls, not storks, for bringing in bird flu
Asia One, September 3, 2010.

Experts warn deadly bird flu could return
Bangkok Post, September 2, 2010.

NGO attempts to curb bird flu
By Kim Samath, Reuters, September 1, 2010.

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Tuberculosis

Potential 'persistence' switch for tuberculosis discovered
OneIndia, September 18, 2010.

Old medicine cures multi-resistant tuberculosis
Radio Netherlands, September 16, 2010.

Health workers besieged by drug-resistant TB
By Bobby Jordan, Times Live, September 12, 2010.

New dual recognition mechanism found in TB
One India, September 10, 2010.

Call for universal access to quality TB treatment
The Hindu, September 4, 2010.

Scientists identify genomic marker for tuberculosis
MSN, August 30, 2010.

India, China account for 45 percent multi-drug resistant TB
Thaindian, August 27, 2010.

Test offers hope of tuberculosis breakthrough
By Steve Connor, Independent, August 19, 2010.

Number of tuberculosis patients increases in Azerbaijan
News.az, August 18, 2010.

Tuberculosis Cases Decline In India
By Piyush Diwan, Top News, August 14, 2010.

Why gains on TB control may be reversed
By Sade Oguntola, Nigerian Tribune, August 12, 2010.

Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified
Sify, August 9, 2010.

Nano particles for effective TB treatment
By Pranav Kulkarni, Indian Express, August 8, 2010.

India elephant blessings 'to stop' over tuberculosis fears
Telegraph, August 4, 2010.

China details plan to fight co-infection of HIV and TB
Xinhua, August 3, 2010.

TB passing around in mid-west districts
Himalayan Times, August 1, 2010.

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Measles

‘Faulty’ vaccines kill infant twins
Hindustan Times, September 17, 2010.

No link found between vaccine mercury and autism
By Frederik Joelving, Reuters, September 13, 2010.

China starts vaccinating millions of children against measles
By Wang Guanqun, Xinhua, September 11, 2010.

Vaccines in upcoming China measles-elimination campaign safe: health official
By Wang Guanqun, Xinhua, September 7, 2010.

Zambia: Measles cases reduce
Lukasa Times, September 3, 2010.

3 children die after receiving measles vaccine in Bangladesh
By Zhang Xiang, Xinhua, September 2, 2010.

China to vaccinate 100 million children to fight measles
By Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters, September 1, 2010.

Zimbabwe: Fresh measles outbreak reported in Zim
Afrique en Ligne, August 27, 2010.

Nigeria records 352 cholera, 83 measles deaths in 20 states – The Guardian
By Bunmi Awolusi, Nigeria Bulletin, August 26, 2010.

Nigeria battles cholera, measles outbreaks
Reuters, August 20, 2010.

Malawi battling measles epidemic
The Province, August 16, 2010.

Measles outbreak hits Kudarat village
By Nonoy E. Lacson, Manila Bulletin, August 13, 2010.

China's Health Ministry lays out priorities for disease prevention
By Zhang Xiang, Xinhua, August 10, 2010.

Measles outbreak kills 110 in Zambia
Thaindian, August 5, 2010.

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Polio

Angola polio outbreak threatens neighbors: WHO
By Kate Kelland, Reuters, October 1, 2010.

Slums on special target of polio drive
Times of India, September 19, 2010.

Type-1 polio case detected in East Champaran
Times of India, September 4, 2010.

Two more kids die after vaccination
Hindustan Times, August 25, 2010.

Kaduna records zero polio in 14 months
Next, August 24, 2010.

India reports 29 polio cases this year
Sify News, August 20, 2010.

Over 90,000 children vaccinated against polio
Angola Press, August 16, 2010.

Only 25 polio cases against last year’s 741
By Anuradha Mascarenhas, Indian Express, August 9, 2010.

Tajikistan outbreak sets back effort to end polio
By Stephen Smith, Boston Globe, August 5, 2010.

Renewed Effort Underway to Eradicate Polio
By Derek Henkle, Voice of America, August 2, 2010.

Eastern Africa polio-free, but cases found in Russia
By Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters, July 30, 2010.

New vaccine gives polio a body blow in India
By Vineeta Pandey, Daily News & Analysis, July 27, 2010.

'Polio-free Bihar to be a reality soon'
By Madhuri Kumar, Times of India, July 25, 2010.

Polio drive uses new vaccine
Hindustan Times, July 19, 2010.

60,000 kids administered anti-polio drops
The Nation, July 14, 2010.

Polio Outbreak Continues to Cast a Shadow on Russian-Tajik Relations
By Paul Goble, Georgian Daily, July 10, 2010.

CDC: Polio in Nigeria down due to vaccine
UPI, July 8, 2010.

Over 400, 000 children receive polio vaccine
Angola Press, July 1, 2010.

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