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.

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

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.

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.


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