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Opinion Piece Highlights 10 Memorable Global Health Moments In 2015

Huffington Post: 10 Defining Moments that Shaped Global Health in 2015
Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International

“When you look back on 2015, what will you remember? … Here are 10 of the moments that lit (or littered) our path to greater health and well-being in 2015: Maternal deaths fall 44 percent from 1990. … Ebola recedes (then resurfaces, then recedes again). … MERS follows on Ebola’s heels. … Pope Francis inches forward the conversation on family planning. … U.S. announces Africa needs additional one million health workers to address HIV. … Gun violence in the U.S. escalates to an average of more than one mass shooting per day. … A million refugees come ashore in Europe. … U.N. International Labor Organization finds that over half of the world’s rural population will go without health care in 2015. … The Sustainable Development Goals begin. … The Paris climate accord prompts landmark commitments from 195 countries…” (12/23).

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