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Global One Health Day launched by three international health groups

Global One Health Day launched by three international health groups

Cheryl Stroud outlines the importance of the One Health movement and its upcoming observance: Global One Health Day.

Strategy aims to improve health status of world’s women, kids: Targets unveiled

Setting “ambitious but achievable targets” to improve health and well-being, a new global strategy aims to serve as a road map to ending all preventable deaths among women, children and adolescents. Read more in this article from The Nation's Health newspaper.

Aug. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week

Today is the end of World Breastfeeding Week, sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Actionworks to “empower a mother in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed.”
Legacy International fellow: Creating better public health in Tunisia

Legacy International fellow: Creating better public health in Tunisia

Legacy International professional fellow in non-profit development Yassine Kalboussi, a native of Tunisia, spent a month at APHA to both learn about the U.S. public health system and how to advocate for bolstered public health services in his home nation.
From NFL to Ebola fighter, public health champion: Q&A with Madieu Williams

From NFL to Ebola fighter, public health champion: Q&A with Madieu Williams

Super Bowl XLIX is just two days away, but the greatest NFL news story is about a public health hero — not a deflated football.
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.