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Taking a Bite out of Vector-Borne Diseases

Taking a Bite out of Vector-Borne Diseases

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.

Add a Comment | Posted 04/10/2014 by Katherine Bliss
Bordering on Unhealthy: Violence and Health on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Bordering on Unhealthy: Violence and Health on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Mexico’s homicide rate increased dramatically from 8.1 per 100,000, in 2007, to 23.7 per 100,000, in 2011. The violence has taken a particularly brutal toll on young Mexican men, who are the most likely to be recruited into the cartels’ activities, and raises the question of how the United States can collaborate with Mexico in addressing the issue.

Add a Comment | Posted 03/14/2014 by Katherine Bliss
How the U.S. Can Honor International Women’s Day

How the U.S. Can Honor International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in the 2014 International Women of Courage awards ceremony at the State Department on March 4.

Add a Comment | Posted 03/06/2014 by Janet Fleischman
Video: Fighting Counterfeit Medicines

Video: Fighting Counterfeit Medicines

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.

Add a Comment | Posted 02/27/2014 by Matt Fisher
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