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December 01, 2011 Featured News

Sub-Saharan Africa bears 24 percent of the world’s disease burden, but has just three percent of its health workforce. Training — and retaining — physicians on the continent has been an ongoing challenge.

December 01, 2011 Featured News

When Tim Russert, the longtime moderator of Meet the Press, died in the offices of WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., he did not succumb to a “massive heart attack,” as some reports suggested.

December 01, 2011 Featured News

On the fifth floor of Children’s National Medical Center, in the southeast corner of a large lab, is a cubby with a desk, a computer, two bike helmets, and three phones.

December 01, 2011 Featured News

The southeast African country of Mozambique has endured a tumultuous past. Battered by civil war until 1992, the nation now faces an enemy just as fierce: HIV/AIDS.

December 01, 2011 Featured News
Whether it’s the Gulf oil spill, the obesity epidemic, lead in children’s toys, or the out­break of the H1N1 virus, major public health issues regularly capture newspaper headlines and the public’s attention.
December 01, 2011 Featured News

Accident-prone travelers take note: “If you get hit by a moped in a country like the Netherlands, you will most likely be taken care of by a first-year doctor — one who has not had any specialized training in emergency medicine,” says Terrence Mulligan, D.O., M.P.H. ’03.

December 01, 2011 Featured News

Sarah Diamond, M.P.H. Candidate 2012, Global Health

December 01, 2011 Featured News

In the coming years, the U.S. is expected to face a national shortage of nurses twice as large as any experienced since the mid-1960s.