Glaxo Seeks Approval for World's First Malaria Vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline applied for regulatory approval of its experimental malaria vaccine, bringing it closer to becoming the first shot against the world's deadliest mosquito-borne disease
ADA Anniversary: Including People With Disabilities in Public Health
July 26th marks the 24th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that strengthens the inclusion of people with disabilities. People with disabilities need public health programs and health care services for the same reasons anyone does—to be well, active, and a part of the community. Unfortunately, major health gaps exist between adults with and without disabilities on leading indicators of health.
States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid
New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.
Sierra Leone’s Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts the Deadly Virus
The top doctor fighting Sierra Leone’s deadly ebola outbreak has contracted the virus himself, the country’s government said Tuesday.