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2015-03-02 23:02:52

GBCHealth, a prominent business coalition with a long history of catalyzing private sector activities and investments in global health issues, today announced that it has recently elected four

2013-12-02 23:04:41

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) annually presents the Maxwell Finland Award and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award to recognize individuals for their outstanding

2012-09-06 12:48:22

Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis – a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world.

2012-01-10 11:28:34

Internet-based news and Twitter feeds were faster than traditional sources at detecting the onset and progression of the cholera epidemic in post-earthquake Haiti that has already killed more than 6500 people and sickened almost half a million.

2011-06-01 12:52:55

Debate about the public health response to Haiti's cholera epidemic continues as the crisis enters its ninth month, with some experts arguing that a vaccination campaign in Haiti would be neither feasible nor cost-effective, and advocating putting forth other measures.

2011-05-26 14:49:00

MIREBALAIS, Haiti, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PIH/ZL-MSPP Teaching Hospital of Mirebalais, a major public health services and medical training facility in Haiti's Central Plateau approved by the Board of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in August 2010, is quickly moving toward completion, having passed the 50 percent completion point this May.

2011-03-28 10:50:00

Peter Orszag on Fiscal Austerity with Steve Kroft of CBS' 60 Minutes and Paul Farmer on Health and Human Rights EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Hamptons Institute presents "Spring Awakening" on Saturday, April 16 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.