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Global Health: Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say

The measles outbreak in the United States is now the largest since the disease was declared eliminated here 19 years ago. The return of this scourge has been driven by one factor in particular: misinformation, spread by vaccine critics, that scares parents into not immunizing their children. Along with rumors that vaccines cause autism or… Read More »

Surprise billing, drug rebates among likely reforms this year, S&P Global says

Dive Brief: Strong bipartisan support in Congress could spur passage of surprise billing legislation before the 2020 elections, a new S&P Global report predicts. President Donald Trump has promised to end the practice, and both Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander, D-Tenn., and ranking minority member Patty Murray, D-Wash., have sent proposals to the Congressional… Read More »

Top 10 Threats to Global Health in 2019

 The World Health Organization (WHO), which operates in more than 150 countries, is launching a five-year plan to address the major threats to global health. Part of that strategy entails identifying those threats. The plan’s ultimate goal is to see 1 billion more people getting access to universal health coverage, 1 billion more people protected… Read More »