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General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

PBS NewsHour’s Global Health Watch : Diseases, Conditions, Medical Advances and Related Policies

PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour’s Global Health Watch features news and on-the-ground reports exploring the diseases, conditions, medical advances and policies affecting the health of people around the world.

Earthquake victims gather at the evacuation center in Kamaishi on March 24, 2011 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.  (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)

Earthquake victims gather at the evacuation center in Kamaish
(Kamaishi.Perawongmetha/Getty Images)

TB patientBLOG  MARCH 24, 2011 Slideshow: TB a Silent KillerJust 22 countries contribute 80 percent of the global burden of tuberculosis.

A sampling from the March 25 2011 contents.
Each section includes Browse, Subscription, and Related Information options.

  • Global Health
  • The World’s Most Destructive Diseases
    • Information on the top 5 non-communicable diseases and also top 5 infectious diseases
    • Each disease or condition has information in these areas: global impact, causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment
  • From the Field (Archive) has links to current and past postings. There is a drop down menu organized by country.
  • The For Teachers link  has the heading For Teachers and Students. It includes lesson plans.

March 25, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Finding Aids/Directories, Health Education (General Public), Health News Items, Health Statistics, Librarian Resources, Medical and Health Research News, Public Health | , , , , , , , , ,

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