On behalf of the Global Health Policy Center, I extend my sincere condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of Joep Lange, Jacqueline van Tongeren, and the others who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight 17 as they traveled to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
In early January 2013, a dozen deans from America's premier public health schools wrote President Obama a letter protesting the CIA's use of a faked vaccination campaign in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up concern about polio as a global public health emergency, India is taking nothing for granted. WHO officially certified the country as polio free in March this year, but the achievement was hard fought and health officials remain vigilant.
The international outrage over Boko Haram’s abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls has escalated since the story first hit the news; mothers in Nigeria took action and celebrities from Angelina Jolie all the way to First Lady Michelle Obama have made their voices heard on the issue.
The worst could be yet to come. Last week, the World Health Organization called AMR a threat “so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine,” requiring action across all sectors of government and society.
Polio vaccinators came to this slum in Ghaziabad, India on the first day of a week-long polio vaccination campaign. India was certified as polio free by the World Health Organization on March 27 this year, but the country remains vulnerable to virus importations.
While investments in health expenditures now have an updated economic rationale, thanks to The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health December report, finance ministers have another pressing question: where will the money come from?
“Investing in family planning is investing in the future.” These words from Ethiopian health official, Dr. Tewodros Bekele, summarize key findings of a new CSIS video and report about family planning in Ethiopia. Despite enduring challenges, Ethiopia has made measurable progress in advancing family planning.
With more than one billion people globally infected by vector-borne diseases each year, and with one million deaths occurring annually as a result, this year’s World Health Day message is that strengthening prevention activities and protecting the most vulnerable social sectors from vector-borne diseases are essential.
It’s dangerous -- and downright unhealthy -- to be a young man in Mexico these days. According to Mexico’s National Institute for Statistics and Geography, in 2011 homicide was the leading cause of death among men ages 15 to 34.
The First Lady Michelle Obama spoke passionately about the need to confront the challenges that women and girls face at home and around the world, and about how the women being honored “are creating ripples that stretch across the globe.”
FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg discusses her recent trip to India and the global effort to keep substandard and fake drugs out of the hands of consumers.