3 issues to watch in global health in 2018
STAT "Some years there’s a single global health story that dominates the headlines, like Ebola in 2014 or Zika in 2016. But 2017 wasn’t one of those years.There were a number of big stories, and big challenges. A devastating cholera outbreak in Yemen. An alarming epidemic of plague in Madagascar. The spread of polio vaccine viruses in Syria, which paralyzed 74 children who were already struggling to survive the country’s relentless and bloody civil war. On a happier note, the World Health Organization got a new director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia.
What stories will we tell about 2018? The crystal ball is cloudy, but the haze parted long enough for STAT to discern a few things. Here are three predictions." By . (Photo: Ed Ogle/flickr, CC BY 2.0)