International Travel and the Urban Spread of Yellow Fever

  • April 21, 2018

Is yellow fever coming to your city or area soon??  Could be! WHO just released a paper describing the problem. Recent major outbreaks in Africa and Brazil, coupled with a severe shortage of the yellow fever vaccine are setting the stage. In 2016, 45.2 million…

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WHO 2017 Essential Medicine List – The World’s Formulary

  • June 12, 2017

Every two years, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases a medication list that it believes should be available, if needed, to all the people of the Earth. The latest iteration of the essential medicines list has just been released. It’s a compendium like the ones health…

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Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas

  • January 28, 2016

  The Zika virus is taking center stage – today officials from the WHO said that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and announced that they would convene an emergency meeting on Monday to decide whether to declare a public health emergency.…

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Great News! No Polio Cases In Africa This Past Year

  • August 12, 2015

Yahoo! It has been one full year since polio was detected anywhere in Africa, a significant milestone in global health that has left health experts around the world doing a quiet happy dance! The goal had seemed close in recent years, but somehow, someway polio…

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