If disease is to be defeated, existing knowledge must be applied in ways that will improve health care, especially in low- and middle-income countries, researchers wrote in The Lancet in 2006. They added that applying what we know will have a larger impact on health and disease than any drug or technology likely to be introduced.
As the flood waters begin to recede across Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says the government is now “seriously concerned” about the potential spread of epidemic diseases.
The flooding has left more than 1,600 people dead and approximately six million homeless. According to the BBC, about 17 million of Pakistan’s 166 million people have been affected by the disaster. In addition, the United Nations warns that without enough doctors or proper facilities, over 100,000 pregnant women are now at risk of infection and disease.
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Three senior Obama administration officials on Wednesday spoke at a policy forum held at the Kaiser Family Foundation on the Administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) – a six-year $63 billion proposed effort that will build on existing “disease-specific” initiatives and increase attention to other areas such as family planning, reproductive health, and maternal a