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Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals

Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals
Source: Brookings Institution

Highlights

  • Although only 21 percent of originally Off Track countries and 34 percent of originally low-income countries are now on a path to achieve the MDG target by 2015, at least 80 percent of each group has seen accelerated progress since 2001.
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International

Gutless and disloyal "revolving door" politicians/lobbyists perpetuate the obesity epidemic

Let me be clear here from the outset: I don’t particularly like most politicians, and I certainly don’t trust them, especially those higher up in office. 364 more words

Prevention

Is Australia prepared for Ebola?

EurekAlert 1-Oct-2014

Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national centre for disease control.
In an Editorial in the October issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Allen Cheng from Monash University and Heath Kelly from the Australian National University question Australia’s preparation for public health crises. 136 more words

Leadership / Management

At Long Last, a Better Brad DeLong

Be sure to read this post by Brad DeLong on why we shouldn’t worry about an Ebola epidemic, and why we should be tremendously displeased by our failure to stop Ebola in its tracks when we had a chance. 116 more words

B.C. reports paralysis in two young males infected with enterovirus

Two young males in B.C. infected with the respiratory illness enterovirus D68 are among the first patients in North America to show symptoms of polio-like paralysis, according to an infectious disease specialist. 483 more words

Canada

Interview 20: Barbara Loe Fisher

On this October 1 edition James speaks with Barbara Loe Fisher. She is president and co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, a non-profit charity established in 1982. 160 more words

Interviews