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.
The annual United Nations General Assembly brings together world leaders for “international collaboration in the economic, social, humanitarian, cultural, educational and health fields.”
The future of global health is under investigation this week at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, including issues such as controlling noncommunicable diseases and advancing toward universal health coverage.
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest.
Public health and medical research accentuate each other’s strengths, health leaders concurred at a conference hosted by the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday that looked at progress made against infectious disease.
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.
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.
“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.
Decline in NIH funding leaves U.S. science industry in peril; National Underage Drinking Prevention Day; getting outside could prevent allergies; and why the Affordable Care Act helps the economy, according to a California study. Those stories and more topping public health headlines today, Monday, May 21, 2012.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the health care law, retirees may pay about $20,000 for medical care; new study reports that one in every six cancers worldwide is caused by a treatable or preventable infection; video spurs advocacy of systematic reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill. All this and more, rounding up...
Deborah Klein Walker is a vice president and senior fellow at Abt Associates, and former APHA president Walker attended the 13th World Congress on Public Health, held April 23-27 in Ethiopia. She reflects on the meeting and discusses leading challenges in global public health and what is needed to achieve health equity for all.