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