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APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required.

AJPH research helps spark defense of women in Congo

Amidst a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women and girls have been primary victims of civil strife and war, comes a ray of hope.
State Department, health advocates discuss global disability treaty at APHA

State Department, health advocates discuss global disability treaty at APHA

For 1 billion people worldwide with significant physical or mental disabilities the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, represents a chance to enjoy the highest possible standard of health and wellbeing.
Carter hosts global health online chat

Carter hosts global health online chat

After engaging APHA's Google+ public health community during the past week, former President Jimmy Carter hosted a live video chat on global health on the social media platform.

Gaps remain in global health spending bills

As Congress heads into the August recess, the House and Senate have left a lot on the table to consider when they return in September

Senate takes up treaty on human rights

Averting the so-called fiscal cliff isn’t the only order of business for Congress this week. The U.S. Senate is set to vote on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the coming days that would help assure the health and well-being of people living with disabilities.

PAHO elects new director, honors APHA

Health ministers from across the Americas are meeting this week in Washington, D.C., for the Pan American Sanitary Conference, where they elected a new director and awarded APHA a special recognition for its work in improving health in the region.
Foege awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Foege awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former APHA President and CDC Director Bill Foege today received the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation's highest civilian honor — during a White House ceremony. Public Health Newswire asked Foege about this achievement, his passion for public health and his advice for future leaders.

Sebelius touts health reform at WHO meeting

As the world’s health ministers gather this week in Geneva to talk about pressing global health challenges, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can’t help but talk about health reform. On the international stage, the impact, gravity and inspirational nature of the measure take on a new meaning.

World health leaders meet in Geneva

“I believe the best days for health are ahead of us, not behind us,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in her address to the World Health Assembly.

Ethiopia plays host to 13th World Congress on Public Health

Public health is on the world stage this week during the 13th World Congress on Public Health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through the theme, “Moving towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats,” the Congress is bringing together some 2,500 delegates representing more than 116 countries to focus on closing the gaps in global health inequities. ...

Carters talk mental, global health at health journalism conference

Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter discussed two of their life’s passions since leaving the White House — mental health and global health — in remarks before the Association of Health Care Journalists conference Thursday in Atlanta.