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Data Points for Dec. 14, 2015

Data Points for Dec. 14, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 12, 2015

Data Points for the week of Dec. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Mass shootings, healthcare costs, ebola, contraceptive coverage and breast cancer screening

WHO declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2015

Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.

Children's lead exposure still a global threat

Children's lead exposure still a global threat

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 10, 2015

The societal costs of childhood lead poisoning are estimated at $50.9 billion annually, according to an analysis in Health Affairs. Despite that, public health efforts to prevent lead poisoning are notoriously underfunded.

Data Points for Oct. 12, 2015

Data Points for Oct. 12, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 10, 2015

Data Points for the week of Oct. 12, 2015, covered the following topics: Public health, pediatric care

Panel blames politics for botched WHO Ebola response

By Associated Press  |  July 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday—but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.

Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency: WHO

By Associated Press  |  June 17, 2015

The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.

WHO plans global battle against antimicrobial resistance

WHO plans global battle against antimicrobial resistance

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 26, 2015

World health leaders adopted a plan Monday addressing the rising global problem of antimicrobial resistance, as well as efforts toward improving access to vaccines for developing countries.

Frenk leaving Harvard to succeed Shalala at University of Miami

Frenk leaving Harvard to succeed Shalala at University of Miami

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 18, 2015

Dr. Julio Frenk, 61, will be president of the University of Miami, starting in September. Frenk, the university's first Hispanic president, replaces former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, who has led the university since 2001.

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