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Public Health

  • A Polio-Free World is Within Our Grasp, but WHO Says There is Still Much to Be Done
    Over the course of the last year, important progress has been made toward polio eradication. World Polio Day on October 24 is an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come – and to prepare for the year ahead. The World Health Organization (WHO) is continuing its ...More
    October 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Using Patients' Trail of Digital Crumbs for Public Health Surveillance
    Data is ubiquitous. In the area of heath, there are growing data streams directly initiated by patients through their activities on the internet and on social networks and other related ones such as electronic medical records and pharmacy sales data. These so-called Novel ...More
    October 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Opportunity for Public Comment on Revisions to USP 797 Pharmaceutical Compounding
    On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Compounding Expert Committee pre-posted revisions to General Chapter 797 Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations for public comment. The purpose of these revisions is to clarify requirements, reflect ...More
    October 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Addresses Water Quality for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro
    The World Health Organization (WHO) provides technical advice to national authorities in Brazil on matters of public health, and to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organizing committee (LOC) on health issues associated with visitors and athletes ...More
    October 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Surveillance Atlas Online Tool
    The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas is an innovative and interactive, online data tool that lets you use and analyze the most recent CDC surveillance data on HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis. The Atlas also gives ...More
    October 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccination Teams Work to Keep Iraq Polio Free and Combat the Spread of Cholera
    A nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio was concluded on Oct. 11, 2015 after a two-day extension recommended by the Ministry of Health to achieve maximum vaccination coverage. This effort to ensure that Iraq remains polio free also ...More
    October 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cholera Outbreak Continues in Iraq
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has received notification from the National IHR Focal Point of Iraq of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera. As of Oct. 8, 2015, a total of 1,263 laboratory-confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae 01 Inaba were reported. These ...More
    October 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Disease-Free Water Commands an International Team Effort
    Antibiotic resistance is a growing global public health threat causing an estimated 23,000 deaths in America alone each year. One historically overlooked avenue by which antibiotic resistance can spread is through contact or consumption of contaminated water. For example, ...More
    October 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it welcomes the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines that will significantly increase the number of people ...More
    October 1, 2015 Posted in News