Cuba reveals lessons for public health delegation

Cuba reveals lessons for public health delegation

With longer life expectancy and lower infant mortality than the U.S., Cuba’s health system recently offered a visiting APHA delegation new perspective. Photo courtesy Patrick Johnson

Global campaign takes aim at health hazards of cookstoves

Inefficient cookstoves are linked to 2 million yearly deaths worldwide and pose a public health threat to the world’s poorest people, particularly low-income women and children. Read how global health advocates are working for solutions in a story from the March 2012 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.

Global leaders approve political declaration at UN summit

The nation's first high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations concluded this week with the approval of a political declaration that aims to curb the threat of the world's leading causes of death. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association and Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public...

Global health leaders focus on “new challenge diseases”

International public health leaders and practitioners gathered last week at the 38th annual Global Health Council Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme was entitled “Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World” with the focus on non-communicable diseases. According to the World Health Organization, the four main non-communicable diseases...