Public Health in the News – April 13

Global

  • West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is spreading to other countries. Some patients, however, have recovered enough to return to their homes. Meanwhile, NPR reports that one drug on the horizon may be able to target the Ebola virus.
  • A recent study has found that global health funding has increased over the past several years. Research done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed that development assistance for health reached $31.3 billion in 2013.
  • Money that funds malaria clinics in Southeast Asia may not always be used very effectively – although it may still be reducing cases of malaria in other ways, argues grad student Daniel Parker in a recent blog post.

National

Chicago

  • April is STD Awareness Month, and Chicago area clinics are increasing their efforts to raise awareness and get people screened for HIV and STDs.

Northwestern

  • Daniel Young, MPA, IPHAM Center Administrator and Director of Education for the Center for Global Health, is a finalist for NU’s employee of the year!
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been performing organ transplants for 50 years, making it the longest continual provider of transplants! Read a previous NPHR blog post about organ transplantation here.

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