Already the second longest serving director in the 70-year history of the Centers for Disease and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden is to submit his resignation on Jan. 20 when President-elect Donald Trump assumes the presidency, a spokesman for the agency confirmed to Global Atlanta on Jan. 9. Since assuming his post in 2009, Dr. Frieden Read more
Its network of partnerships with other community organizations is a likely reason that the U.S. State Department selected Georgia State University’s School of Public Health to host 100 Fulbright scholars for a global health innovations seminar Feb. 22-27, Anna Varela, the school’s director of communications, told Global Atlanta. The Fulbright foreign students will participate in Read more
Better exchange between the U.S. and India can address deficiencies in each of their respective health care systems, creating immense commercial value and healthier citizens in the process, a group of medical and technology experts said during a recent forum at the Consulate General of India. While it has some of the best technology and treatments in the Read more
The Walgreen Co.‘s “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign stretches across the great divide separating the United States from developing countries by encouraging Americans to receive vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every vaccine delivered by Walgreens in the U.S. results in a child receiving one in Chad or Tanzania in Africa, Read more
A Decatur-based global health nonprofit today joined the exclusive ranks of Hilton Humanitarian Prize awardees, receiving $2 million along with a prestigious designation won by only 20 other organizations ever.
A small group of the Planet Water Foundation team were in the Dominican Republic, when one asked “How long do you think it would take to build a single AquaTower?” Since first developing their AquaTowers in 2008, the Planet Water Foundation had completed some 700 projects and their staff had become so good at building Read more
As the U.N. Security Council deliberates about what to do about the carnage in Syria and elsewhere, speakers at the 5th Atlanta Global Health Summit agreed that the world has fallen into “an age of barbarism” where health providers along with women and children are killed indiscriminately. Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and Read more
With Europe‘s refugee crisis taking over the world’s attention, the crisis in northeastern Nigeria slips below the headlines even though the Boko Haram terrorists have displaced 1.5 million people who are unable to leave an area that is pockmarked with burnt villages and destroyed schools. It is these “displaced people” that Princess Modupe Ozolua Read more
The recipient of this year’s International Award from the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, faces on a daily basis the world’s severest maladies. Be they turberculosis, drug addictions, ebola and zika viruses, car crashes, smoking, polio, obesity — all of which he has been forced Read more
At least one Atlanta-based refugee resettlement agency is forming a “contingency plan” for a possible Donald Trump presidency, given the billionaire businessman’s proposals to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and his plans to send Syrian refugees back home.